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
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.
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?
There’s a new way to get free wood chips for your garden. We are excited to announce that Bartlett Tree Experts are generously donating wood chips to NeighborSpace gardens — sourcing, transporting, and dropping off the chips completely free of charge. When trees come down in Chicago, the resulting wood needs to go somewhere. We… Read more Wood Chips Ahoy
It’s time again to sign up for Openlands’s terrific GardenKeepers class. This year’s session will take place at McKinley Library Park. Register at the Openlands website. Registration deadline is October 29th. Do you want to grow your own food in a garden you share with friends and neighbors? Are you a part of a community… Read more It’s time for GardenKeepers!
On Thursday, October 1st, garden leaders from Pilsen’s La Huerta Roots & Rays accepted the American Planning Association’s Community Outreach Award. Congratulations to these garden leaders and their phenomenal efforts in connecting the community with the development of this beautiful neighborhood garden site.
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
The Urban Land Institute just honored NeighborSpace with a Vision Award for our Chicago programs. We were proud to be recognized alongside our partners at the Chicago Park District (for Chicago Plays!), the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (for the Camping Master Plan), and Divvy. Full list of 2014 ULI Vision Award-winners