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
It has been a long cold winter, but spring is around the corner. Even before the soil warms, you can be ready to get your garden growing. Come to this workshop for inspiration and hands on tips for success. All three instructors have been working in community gardens through out the city for over 15… Read more Let’s Get Growing! Spring Tips for the Community Gardener – March 15th
One lucky donor to NeighborSpace’s Tool Lending Library Campaign will win a huge gift basket full of treats grown and prepared by NeighborSpace gardeners and friends The gift basket ($170 retail value) includes: A zippered NeighborSpace hoodie Honey, t-shirt, and cookbook from Green Youth Farm Honey, herb wreath, beeswax bar, and lip balm from Edna… Read more Win garden goodies: honey, perfume, seeds, salsa, chow chow, and more…
The seeds planted at the Connecting Chicago Community Gardeners (CCCG) conference this past February are starting to sprout! Gardeners have created a weekend-by-weekend schedule of garden tours happening throughout the city. Learn more about your own neighborhood, or get out to see what’s going on in other communities. Check back here throughout the summer for… Read more CCCG releases 2013 garden tour schedule
What makes your block into a neighborhood? For many residents of the Austin neighborhood, it’s Paradise Garden. Paradise Garden wasn’t always a paradise. In fact, the property once housed an abandoned building that the neighborhood children had to pass on their way to school. After a 14-year old girl was raped at the site, Mary Peery… Read more NeighborSpace Year in review: Paradise Garden
View NeighborSpace in a larger map External article This garden started in 2008 with the help of Dorothy White and Mary Peery. The neighbors wanted a vacant lot on the block to become a safe, beautiful, public green space instead of just another building or, worse, a haven for gang activity. Clarence Burge and a… Read more LeClaire Community Garden
View NeighborSpace in a larger map The garden was founded in 1996 by Rose McNutt with the help of NeighborSpace and Greencorps Chicago. Rose lived two houses down from a vacant lot that was being filled with junk and she didn’t want to look at it any longer. She wanted to turn the lot into… Read more Peace in the Valley Garden
The Austin neighborhood in Chicago established after residents decided to clean up an abandoned lot that had become a site for crime. Neighbors banded together as the Austin Green Team to make the spot safe for Children who walked past it on their way to school.