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Request for Proposals: Facilitator for Planning Process for Urban Farm Enterprise Pathways Project

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

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?

Wood Chips Ahoy

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

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

NeighborSpace wins 2014 ULI Vision Award

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