The South East Chicago Commission (SECC) grant is “designed to enhance the physical attractiveness of the Hyde Park-South Kenwood, North Kenwood-Oakland, Woodlawn, and Washington Park communities. Since 1999, we have collectively granted nearly $500,000 in beautification funds.” Brickyard Garden, a NeighborSpace-protected site, was one of this year’s winners. Congratulations!
Longtime NeighborSpace friend Mike Nowak tells us about the Chicago Excellence in Gardening Wards. Applications are due June 23rd. The Chicago Excellence in Gardening Awards (CEGA) comes to the Windy City this summer, providing an opportunity for Chicago gardeners to strut their stuff. The awards provide recognition to the hard work and creativity that make… Read more Chicago Excellence in Gardening Award applications due June 23rd
Lawndale Triangle Neighborhood Invites you to the Grand Opening of Lawndale Triangle Garden. 4228 W. Ogden Avenue June 3rd, 2017 10 am to 2 pm ALL WELCOME! Celebrate this neighborhood accomplishment, and learn how to get more involved. Kids Nature Play Garden Open Ribbon Cutting and Blessing Musical Entertainment Food and Drink Printable Flyer
Do you host community-building events at your NeighborSpace communtiy garden? The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) is offering grants for community event hosting. NeighborSpace community gardens are eligible to apply for the grant (which is due June 5th) using NeighborSpace as a fiscal agent. Learn more about the grant here, and email NeighborSpace Development CoordinatorJoe Zarrow with… Read more Build Community at Your Garden with NEEF Event Grants due June 5th
Here’s a great report from Hermitage Community Gardens’ garden leader Cordia Pugh on a recent volunteer day at their site in Englewood. How are you engaging volunteers at your garden? We want to thank the volunteers from the Civic Education Project at Northwestern University who visited us yesterday Friday April 14, 2017. It was a… Read more Report on Volunteer Day at Hermitage Community Gardens
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