Tag: Community Gardens

Organic Greenhouse Perennial Giveaway

On Tuesday, October 13, 2009 the Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse will receive a donation of 1,000 1 gallon perennials plants from Elite Growers to distribute to gardeners and community gardeners in Chicago. Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse needs volunteers to help upload the truck starting at 10 a.m. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. the plants... Read more »

Chicago's Community Greener of the Year Nominations

Do you know someone in your neighborhood who works to make your community a greener space to live? If so, nominate him or her for GreenNet Chicago’s “Community Greener of the Year” and they could win a $100.00 gift certificate to Grand Street Gardens. In the past the award has focused on community gardeners, but... Read more »

Where to Learn About Urban Agriculture in Chicago

Over the weekend I noticed that someone asked Rick Bayless on Twitter about volunteer opportunities in Chicago for people who were interested in urban agriculture in Chicago for people who live in apartments. Rick Bayless suggested City Farm & Growing Home which are two good ones. Here are a few more: NeighborSpace, Has an extensive... Read more »

Little Village Pocket Park

I’ve noticed a couple of small gardens emerge in the Little Village neighborhood in Chicago this spring and summer. Today I got a lead on who was responsible for these tiny gardens from Lee Bouchard at Urban Habitat Chicago and her suspicion that they were managed by Enlace Chicago turned out to be correct. I... Read more »

Vacant Lot Gardens in North Lawndale

Here’s a video I came across today that I wanted to share immediately after I saw it. It follows the North Lawndale Greening Committee during one of their annual community garden tours and features Velma Johnson, a pioneer in greening efforts in the North Lawndale neighborhood. North Lawndale Greening Committee from Rebecca Parrish on Vimeo.... Read more »

Veggie Bingo

Veggie Bingo, Wednesday evenings until September 9th you can play bingo to benefit Chicago’s community gardens at the Hideout located at 1354 W. Wabansia from 6-8 PM. Prizes include jars of locally produced honey, bottles of hot sauce and the grand prize of a box of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Cards are $1.00 a... Read more »

Community Grows for the Greater Good in Uptown

On May 9th a dedication ceremony was held for the GroGood community garden in Clarendon Park, in the Uptown neighborhood. A portion of the harvest will be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, which recently reported a 32 percent increase in demand for emergency food assistance. Through its GroGood campaign, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company... Read more »