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.
Tomorrow, you can buy tasty food and benefit NeighborSpace gardens. Shop at any of Whole Foods’s five Chicago locations on Earth Day (Tuesday, April 22nd), and 5% of your purchase will be donated to NeighborSpace community gardens. Each store will donate to a different community site: Gold Coast Whole Foods at 30 W Huron will… Read more On Tuesday, Whole Foods Chicago will donate profits to NeighborSpace Gardens!
A great article about the community planning process going on as Roots & Rays reconceives its garden from the ground up. Although it’s difficult to imagine anything growing when you can hardly see the ground through all the snow and ice, the season is right around the corner and we’re exceedingly thrilled to get out… Read more Roots & Rays and Healthy Soil
Extra offers a great write-up on Roots and Rays, the strategies they use to connect a bilingual community, and how you can get involved with them at their weekly meetings.
View NeighborSpace in a larger map External site Roots and Rays is a community allotment garden with 18 raised beds serving individuals, families and organizations throughout Pilsen. There are also container gardens filled with annuals, perennials and herbs. Signage has been erected and woodchips have been spread through the site. The triangular parcel is surrounded… Read more Roots and Rays
Is your garden located near a food pantry or soup kitchen? If so, donating extra produce might be an option for you. Roots and Rays Garden, located in the Pilsen neighborhood, is right across the street from St. Pius V Parish, which has both a food pantry and soup kitchen. One of the gardeners is… Read more Share the Harvest: Roots and Rays