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
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.
Garfield Park Community Council is up for a garden grant from Garnier and TerraCycle. They need your help: Click on this link for the TerraCycle Garnier Green Garden Giveaway page. Scroll to the bottom of the page. Once you scroll to the bottom, enter all relevant information. Finally, start typing in “Garfield Park” in the… Read more Vote for Garfield Park Community Council
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
A terrific video piece on Lawndale Triangle Garden, a new NeighborSpace-protected site. There was also an empty lot that Stallworth saw as an opportunity. There used to be homes here that she says were torn down in the 1970s, and it’s been empty ever since. Now, it’s becoming a community garden with a focus on… Read more Lawndale Triangle on Chicago Tonight
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
A terrific read about Hermitage Community Garden’s community work engaging high school students in Englewood: Their instructor, Lawrence Bass, refers to his class of second- and third-year students as the Global Design Team. He said he wanted to give them real world experience and that’s exactly what they’re getting. The project is to expand the… Read more Student-Garden Partnership in Englewood