Education

KAMII hosts Food Justice and Sustainability Weekend

Our friends at KAMII congregation are hosting a Food Justice & Sustainability Weekend from January 17 to 19 inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr. and by Tu B’Shevat, an “ancient agricultural tax day that was reinterpreted to have spiritual significance by the Jewish mystics in the middle ages…now considered the Jewish arbor day.” NeighborSpace’s own… Read more KAMII hosts Food Justice and Sustainability Weekend

Class discounts for NeighborSpace Gardeners

Just a reminder that NeighborSpace offers partial scholarships to NeighborSpace gardeners who take the Openlands Gardenkeeper Class. Details below. GardenKeepers Classes Winter Session Saturdays, February 8 to March 15 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Garfield Park Conservatory 300 N. Central Park Blvd. Fee: $75 per person For Chicago residents who want to eat healthy food… Read more Class discounts for NeighborSpace Gardeners

Free July Teen Urban Ag Camp at KAMII

The KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation  is holding their free Food Justice and Sustainability Young Leadership Summer Program for the third year: Food Justice and Sustainability. Leadership Development. A unique opportunity for teens. Apply to KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation’s third annual Food Justice and Sustainability Young Leadership Summer Program. Experience the world of urban agriculture with other… Read more Free July Teen Urban Ag Camp at KAMII

Share the Harvest: Whitney Young and Whipple Team Up

Students from Whitney Young High School have teamed up with NeighborSpace’s Whipple Community Garden in Logan Square to help start a pantry plot. Community engagement is one of the ten pillars that students must fulfill for an environmental project in their biology class. This communal vegetable plot, dedicated to growing produce for a nearby food pantry, will bring community… Read more Share the Harvest: Whitney Young and Whipple Team Up

Get down and dirty with the Archeworks Elemental Mud Soil Workshop – discounts for NeighborSpacers!

Starting April 3rd, Archeworks will be reprising its popular Elemental Mud workshop. Sign up using the form from their website, tell them that you’re from NeighborSpace, and receive a 33% discount. The Elemental Mud Workshop series explores the state of our urban soil and water, and focuses on ecological systems design to restore our depleted urban… Read more Get down and dirty with the Archeworks Elemental Mud Soil Workshop – discounts for NeighborSpacers!

On Thin Ice: Make Sure Your Garden is Weed-Free, Even in Winter

Last spring, Chicago announced an increase in “nuisance fines.” Specifically, fines for properties with weed growth taller than 10 inches was raised to $600 – $1,200. Unfortunately, NeighborSpace has already received citations for excessive weed at some gardens. We need your help to prevent any further citations and to keep our gardens welcoming, even in winter. Here’s what you can… Read more On Thin Ice: Make Sure Your Garden is Weed-Free, Even in Winter

Learn about what makes gardens great with Openlands

Our friends over at Openlands have just opened registration for their next round of GardenKeepers classes:   REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the Openlands GardenKeepers Food Garden Network Class Series Saturdays, February 16-March 31, 2013, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Garfield Park Conservatory – 300 N Central Park Blvd. Openlands has merged HomeGrown Chicago Community Food Garden Network classes… Read more Learn about what makes gardens great with Openlands