Weather Resilience Workshops

The City of Chicago is hosting a series of neighborhood workshops to address the region’s resilience to incidents of extreme weather, especially rainstorms that cause floods and related damage. The purpose of the workshops is to identify techniques and infrastructure improvements that foster sustainability and reduce damage to private and public property. Please attend to… Read more Weather Resilience Workshops

Don’t be a Flake! Your Seasonal Snow Removal Reminder.

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.

What does it take to protect community gardens?

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?

Chicagoist Picks CROP

A nice Chicagoist write-up about Chicago Rarities Orchard Project. The Chicago Rarities Orchard Project (CROP) has been in the works for five years, as board members worked with the City of Chicago and the nonprofit organization NeighborSpace to secure land for an orchard. “Everyone has been very supportive and it’s exciting to see this project… Read more Chicagoist Picks CROP