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
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
As harvest draws near, it’s time to start thinking about building your garden’s intellectual capital up for next year. Enroll in the OpenLands Garden Keepers course: Do you want grow your own food in a garden you share with friends and neighbors? Are you a part of a community garden that you think could be… Read more Openlands Garden Keepers registration open
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
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
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!
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
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