UPDATE: We’re already halfway to meeting our $1,500 match goal! Help us get there by January 1st. Exciting news: an anonymous donor has agreed to match up to $1,500 of donations made to NeighborSpace before January 1st. That means your gift will work twice as hard to help communities unlock their creative potential. Donate to NeighborSpace… Read more Double the Harvest, Double your Impact
Here are some great pics from the tree planting at 71st and Crandon in South Shore this past weekend.
Vote for your favorite gardens every day until April 20th! The 50 entries with the most votes will move on to the final judging phase for the Seeds of Change Garden Grant. Search and vote for your favorites at this link.
ABC7 did a terrific story on Hermitage Street Community Garden‘s partnerships with Lindblom School and veterans groups.
Intrepid Howard Area Community Garden Leade Katje Sabin informs us that you can vote for the garden’s public edible boxes and help them win pizes from Gethsemane Garden Center! VOTE HERE for Corner of Juneway and Hermitage HELP THE GARDEN WIN! State Representative Kelly Cassidy of the 14th District is hosting a contest for the… Read more Vote: Howard Area Community Garden edible public garden boxes nominated for prize
Good news: Public Good Software, the company that provides the fundraising software NeighborSpace uses, is potentially doubling any donations to NeighborSpace. For the month of May, a private foundation will match the first $100 of every donation nonprofits raise with publicgood.com, up to $20,000. NeighborSpace, Chicago’s only nonprofit community garden land trust, currently protects gardens… Read more Double your impact with Public Good this May
Community gardeners are making their mark at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. This past week, the CCGA Resources Committee, assisted by the Austin Green Team and by NeighborSpace, designed window boxes including flower and vegetable plantings. They used many of their home-grown plants as well as plants donated by Macy’s. The exhibits are located in Terminal… Read more Window Boxes take flight at O’Hare
UPDATE: THE DEADLINE HAS NOW PASSED. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING PROPOSALS. Request for Proposals: Facilitator for Planning Process for Urban Farm Enterprise Pathways Project Issued by: NeighborSpace Deadline for Proposals: February 12, 2015 Urban Farm Enterprise Pathways Project (Urban Pathways) is a planning process for creating a thriving and independent business structure for Chicago’s… Read more Request for Proposals: Facilitator for Planning Process for Urban Farm Enterprise Pathways Project
Winter has returned with a snowy vengeance! This is a friendly reminder about the importance of winter sidewalk maintenance around the garden. Snowy sidewalks create safety concerns and could result in city fines. 5-Foot Path Chicago’s Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance requires that residents clear a 5-foot pathway within 12 hours of snowfall. Please help maintain… Read more Don’t be a Flake! Your Seasonal Snow Removal Reminder.
It’s been another fruitful year for NeighborSpace, Chicago’s only nonprofit community garden land trust. Having acquired six new gardens in 2014, we currently protect 97 community gardens in Chicago on behalf of dedicated community groups, coalitions of neighbors who work together to make these gardens grow. Here’s what it takes to protect all these community… Read more What does it take to protect community gardens?