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!
Here are some great pics from the tree planting at 71st and Crandon in South Shore this past weekend.
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
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
UPDATE: THE DEADLINE HAS NOW PASSED. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING PROPOSALS. Request for Proposals: Facilitator for Planning Process for Urban Farm Enterprise Pathways Project Issued by: NeighborSpace Deadline for Proposals: February 12, 2015 Urban Farm Enterprise Pathways Project (Urban Pathways) is a planning process for creating a thriving and independent business structure for Chicago’s… Read more Request for Proposals: Facilitator for Planning Process for Urban Farm Enterprise Pathways Project
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?