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
One of NeighborSpace’s newest gardens, Dunning Community Garden, shares a unique relationship with Wilbur Wright College in Dunning Square. The garden sits next to the Care Garden, which was started by students and faculty a few years ago. Students tend the plot during the school year while a professor and community gardeners from the garden… Read more Share the Harvest: Dunning Community Garden
Brickyard Garden is an allotment garden serving 25 families in Woodlawn and South Hyde Park. They have always donated extra produce, but this year they decided to do it in a more organized way by dedicating plots for donation. This allowed them to ask their recipient, Living Room Café, what produce they preferred. This season… Read more Share the Harvest: Brickyard Garden
Frankie Machine Garden in West Town had their first harvest of Swiss chard and cabbage for donation last week. They have partnered with the Northwest Food Partners Network (NFPN), an alliance of organizations working on food security, nutrition, and ending hunger. The produce was shared for First Bethlehem Lutheran Church’s emergency food distribution.
Does your garden have a community plot? El Yunque Community Garden in Humboldt Park started one this season. They hope to grow a variety of crops to give away to the community, including both vegetables and flowers. Labeling a bed in the garden as “community share” is a great way to show the community that… Read more Share the Harvest: El Yunque’s Community Share Plot
Is your garden located near a food pantry or soup kitchen? If so, donating extra produce might be an option for you. Roots and Rays Garden, located in the Pilsen neighborhood, is right across the street from St. Pius V Parish, which has both a food pantry and soup kitchen. One of the gardeners is… Read more Share the Harvest: Roots and Rays
One of NeighborSpace’s oldest gardens, Frankie Machine, is sharing the harvest this season. Along the fence line, about 50 square feet of growing area is dedicated to donation. Garden leader Marjorie Isaacson has long wanted to make donations happen at the 30-year-old allotment garden and is excited to see that the idea is finally sprouting.… Read more Share the Harvest: Frankie Machine
This week preSERVE garden, located in North Lawndale, shared its harvest with Franciscan House of Mary & Joseph, a shelter that has been providing refuge for over 30 years on Chicago’s West Side. The shelter will put the veggies to good use, either handing them out directly to clients or using them to prepare fresh… Read more Share the Harvest: preSERVE shows off its spring produce
Our friends at Advocates for Urban Agriculture will help you learn more about pantry gardening at a Sharing the Harvest meet up next week at the Garfield Park Conservatory.
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