Recent Changes

Tuesday, April 11

  1. page 08. Grants and Funding edited ... KidsGardening Grants for school and youth gardens. National Gardening Association Youth Ga…
    ...
    KidsGardening
    Grants for school and youth gardens.
    National Gardening Association
    Youth Garden Grants Program

    Food and Farm Communications Fund
    Illinois Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
    (view changes)
    2:25 pm
  2. page 08. Grants and Funding edited ... Grants and Funding Grants **Fresh Taste** Annie's Grants for Gardens $3,000-5,000 grants …
    ...
    Grants and Funding
    Grants
    **Fresh Taste**Annie's Grants for Gardens
    $3,000-5,000 grants for school gardens. Applicants must be public schools or 501c3 or charity non-profits, including private and charter schools that are 501c3 or charity non-profits.
    Fresh Taste

    Fresh Taste is an initiative by ten Chicago-region foundations working together to relocalize the Chicago foodshed and improve equity of access to good food. Fresh Taste's ten member foundations provide grants to projects that promote local food and natural resource protection.
    **TheThe FruitGuys Community Fund**
    Non-profit fiscally sponsored project of
    Fund
    Each year The FruitGuys
    Community Initiatives. Supports farms, farmers, and policies that allowFund awards grants ranging from $2,000-$5,000 for greater environmentalprojects that help small farms and/or orchards operate more sustainably, both environmentally and economic health.
    California School Garden Network
    Multiple grant
    economically, as well as strengthen community outreach. Some examples of sustainability projects may include (but are not limited to): planting of cover crops to help with water management and fundraising opportunitiessoil fertility; planting pollinator-attracting perennials and/or installing beehives; installation of bat boxes or owl boxes to attract predators and keep rodent numbers down; installation of high tunnels or hoop houses to extend the growing season.
    Friends of the Parks SEEDSeed and Sprout Grant Program
    Resources
    Programs
    The Seed grant provides resources
    for park
    ...
    in Cook County
    Gardenburger Community Garden Grants
    Conceived as a way to encourage everyone to eat well by giving them access to fresh fruits
    County.
    The Sprout grant funds teachers
    and vegetables, and to support the spirit of communityprograms that comes from nurturingengage students (grades 3-6) in their local environment, provide students with a shared plottangible learning opportunity, improve the ecological health of landour urban habitat and bolster students’ lifelong passion for the sciences. This grant could be used to cover school garden costs.
    KidsGardening
    ...
    and youth gardensgardens.
    National Gardening Association
    Youth Garden Grants Program
    ...
    Agricultural initiatives
    Healthy Food Financing Initiative
    ...
    development activities.
    USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program
    The goals of FMPP grants are to increase domestic consumption of, and access to, locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets.
    (view changes)
    11:04 am

Wednesday, March 22

  1. page 04. Education and Training edited ... (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3550 E-mail: thomaselsey@triton.edu ... of Illinois Extension* Exte…
    ...
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3550
    E-mail: thomaselsey@triton.edu
    ...
    of Illinois Extension*Extension
    Master Urban Farmer Training Program
    web.extension.illinois.edu/cook/muft
    (view changes)
    1:41 pm

Friday, March 3

  1. page 04. Education and Training edited ... Certificates in Natural Areas Management and Sustainable Agriculture. For more information on…
    ...
    Certificates in Natural Areas Management and Sustainable Agriculture.
    For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact department chair Rory Klick at (847) 543-2320 or the Biological and Health Sciences division at (847) 543-2042.
    www.clcillinois.edu/programs/hrt/index.asp
    Illinois Community Colleges Sustainable Agriculture Training
    www.clcillinois.edu/programs/hrt
    John Wood Community College
    Sustainable Local Foods Farming Certificate- JWCC’s new Sustainable Local Foods Farming program provides courses and hands-on training in sustainable fruit and vegetable production, entrepreneurship, and marketing.
    http://www.jwcc.edu/academics/degrees/local-food/local-food-certificate/www.jwcc.edu/academics/degrees/local-food/
    For more information contact: David Camphouse, Coordinator of Local Food Programs, (217) 641-4340, dcamphouse@jwcc.edu
    Richland Community College- Decatur, IL
    http://www.richland.edu/programs/hortwww.richland.edu/programs/hort
    You may also contact David McLaughlin, Agribusiness and Horticulture Program Director, in the Horticulture Building, (217) 875-7211, ext. 562, or by e-mail dmclaugh@richland.edu
    Triton College- River Grove, IL
    ...
    E-mail: thomaselsey@triton.edu
    University of Illinois Extension*
    TipsMaster Urban Farmer Training Program
    web.extension.illinois.edu/cook/muft
    Master Gardener Program
    web.extension.illinois.edu/mg/training/default.cfm
    New Illinois Farmers
    newillinoisfarmers.org/
    Tips
    for all
    ...
    of growing food.food:
    http://urbanext.illinois.edu/hort/
    University of Illinois Extension – Master Gardener Program*
    http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/chicago/mg/index.html
    Ron Wolford, 773-233-0476, rwolford@uiuc.edu
    University of Illinois Extension - New Illinois Farmers
    http://newillinoisfarmers.org/

    Wright College- Chicago, IL
    Certificate in Sustainable Urban Horticulture
    https://www.ccc.edu/Colleges/daley/Programs/Pages/Horticulture-(Sustainable-Urban)-Advanced-Certificate.aspxwww.ccc.edu/Colleges/daley/Programs/Pages/Horticulture-(Sustainable-Urban)-Advanced-Certificate.aspx
    (view changes)
    11:04 am
  2. page 04. Education and Training edited ... www.chicagobotanic.org/education/ Chicago Honey Co-op ... and schools. www.chicagohone…
    ...
    www.chicagobotanic.org/education/
    Chicago Honey Co-op
    ...
    and schools.
    www.chicagohoneycoop.com
    Garfield Park Conservatory
    ...
    garfieldconservatory.org/adult-programs/
    Greencorps
    ...
    email greencorps@cityofchicago.org.
    http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/city/en/depts/cdot/supp_info/green_industry_jobtraining.html

    www.cityofchicago.org/content/city/en/depts/cdot/supp_info/green_industry_jobtraining.html

    Growing Home
    ...
    or visit http://www.growinghomeinc.orgwww.growinghomeinc.org for more
    Growing Power
    In addition to supplying Chicago with organic food from multiple farm and garden sites across the city, Growing Power offers workshops, courses and internships that prepare participants to develop community food projects, commercial urban farms and more.
    http://www.growingpower.org/www.growingpower.org/
    LETS GO Chicago
    LETS GO Chicago is a youth-led organization in Rogers Park that hosts the Summer of Solutions an annual green economy training program for youth between the ages of 14 and 30. Their agriculture projects include facilitating a children's garden education class, building community gardens in local yards, and operating a three season greenhouse. Visit their website for more info on applying.
    http://www.letsgochicago.orgwww.letsgochicago.org
    Openlands
    GardenKeepers is a complete introductionOpenlands offers training to urban gardening based on Earth–wise use of natural resources and chemical-free gardening methods. And because you can't havepeople interested in organizing a community garden withouttwice a community, learn how to organizeyear in English and to run a successful, long-lasting, community-managed allotment garden together with your neighbors. GardenKeepers is presented twiceonce a year in Spanish. Workshops are held in different locations within Chicago.
    For eligibility requirements
    and is intendedscholarship requests, please contact gardens@openlands.org. They also offer workshops for Chicago residents who have started or who wish to startplanning a community garden. It is designedschool garden; contact schools@openlands.org for groups, not individuals.
    For
    more information, visit http://www.openlands.org/gardenkeepers or contact gardens@openlands.org.info.
    openlands.org/schools-programs/

    Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
    ...
    workshops and on-site field training.
    http://michaelfieldsaginst.org/work/education/
    garden workshops covering a wide array of topics throughout the year.
    michaelfields.org/michael-fields-education-program/

    W2493 County Rd ES
    East Troy, WI 53120
    262-642-3303
    Resource Center Chicago
    For nearly 35 years, the Resource Center, a non-profit environmental education organization, has led the way in demonstrating innovative techniques for recycling and reusing materials. The Resouce Center is devoted to economic and educational revitalization of city neighborhoods through recycling, urban gardening, composting, and other programs that reclaim and reuse resources.
    http://www.resourcecenterchicago.org/
    Phone: 773.821.1351

    Windy City Harvest
    ...
    urban agriculture.
    Workshops:
    ...
    are offered on organic vegetable production.in sustainable urban gardening. Courses are
    ...
    per course. http://www.chicagobotanic.org/windycityharvest/courses.php
    www.chicagobotanic.org/education/windy_city_harvest

    E-mail: windycityharvest@chicagobotanic.orgefournier@chicagobotanic.org or Register
    Certificate Program:
    This 9-month Sustainable Urban Horticulture program was developed and is delivered by the Chicago Botanic Garden in partnership with the Richard J. Daley College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago. Students receive six months of hands-on instruction in greenhouse and outdoor growing practices, along with a three-month paid internship. Windy City Harvest participants study at the Richard J. Daley College's Arturo Velasquez Institute at 2800 S. Western Avenue in Chicago as well as other sites across the city.
    http://www.chicago-botanic.org/windycityharvest/www.chicagobotanic.org/urbanagriculture/apprenticeship
    E-mail: windycityharvest@chicagobotanic.org
    Windy City Harvest also offers a variety of industry-specific certification through 14-week intensive courses in areas such as aquaponics and rooftop farming (www.chicagobotanic.org/urbanagriculture/apprenticeship/classes) and runs a youth development program (www.chicagobotanic.org/urbanagriculture/youthfarm)
    each year that educates and employs 80 to 90 teens from low-income communities at three farm sites in Chicago and one in Lake County.
    www.chicagobotanic.org/urbanagriculture

    ONLINE COURSES
    Resource Centre on Urban Agriculture and Food Security
    ...
    urban agriculture
    http://moodle.ruaf.org/
    COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY URBAN AGRICULTURE PROGRAMS
    College of Lake County- Grayslake, IL
    http://www.clcillinois.edu/programs/hrt/index.asp
    A.A.S. Degrees in Horticulture Production, Landscape Design, Landscape Construction and Maintenance, Natural Areas Management, and Sustainable Agriculture.
    Certificates in Natural Areas Management and Sustainable Agriculture.
    For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact department chair Rory Klick at (847) 543-2320 or the Biological and Health Sciences division at (847) 543-2042.
    www.clcillinois.edu/programs/hrt/index.asp
    Illinois Community Colleges Sustainable Agriculture Training
    John Wood Community College
    Sustainable Local Foods Farming Certificate- JWCC’s new Sustainable Local Foods Farming program provides courses and hands-on training in sustainable fruit and vegetable production, entrepreneurship, and marketing.
    http://www.jwcc.edu/academics/degrees/local-food/local-food-certificate/
    ...
    information contact:
    David
    David Camphouse, Coordinator
    ...
    Local Food Programs
    (217) 641-4340
    dcamphouse@jwcc.edu
    Programs, (217) 641-4340, dcamphouse@jwcc.edu
    Richland Community College- Decatur, IL
    http://www.richland.edu/programs/hort
    ...
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3550
    E-mail: thomaselsey@triton.edu
    Benjamin Newton
    TAA Grant Coordinator Sustainable Agriculture
    Office- R-307
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3943
    E-mail: benjaminnewton@triton.edu

    University of Illinois Extension*
    ...
    growing food.
    http://urbanext.illinois.edu/hort/
    University of Illinois Extension – Master Gardener Program*
    http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/chicago/mg/index.html
    Ron Wolford, 773-233-0476, rwolford@uiuc.edu
    University of Illinois Extension - New Illinois Farmers
    (view changes)
    10:51 am
  3. page 04. Education and Training edited Education and Training WORKSHOPS & CERTIFICATE COURSES Angelic Organics Learning Center …

    Education and Training
    WORKSHOPS & CERTIFICATE COURSES
    Angelic Organics Learning Center
    ...
    upcoming workshops and trainings go to:
    http://www.learngrowconnect.org/

    www.learngrowconnect.org/on-farm
    or email
    Chicago Botanic Garden
    ...
    program listed at the bottom of this page)below) are offered
    ...
    the city.
    http://www.chicagobotanic.org/education/
    Illinois Community Colleges Sustainable Agriculture Training
    College of Lake County- Grayslake, IL
    http://www.clcillinois.edu/programs/hrt/index.asp
    A.A.S. Degrees in Horticulture Production, Landscape Design, Landscape Construction and Maintenance, Natural Areas Management, and Sustainable Agriculture.
    Certificates in Natural Areas Management and Sustainable Agriculture.
    For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact department chair Rory Klick at (847) 543-2320 or the Biological and Health Sciences division at (847) 543-2042.
    John Wood Community College
    Sustainable Local Foods Farming Certificate- JWCC’s new Sustainable Local Foods Farming program provides courses and hands-on training in sustainable fruit and vegetable production, entrepreneurship, and marketing.
    http://www.jwcc.edu/academics/degrees/local-food/local-food-certificate/
    For more information contact:
    David Camphouse, Coordinator of Local Food Programs
    (217) 641-4340
    dcamphouse@jwcc.edu
    Wright College- Chicago, IL
    Certificate in Sustainable Urban Horticulture
    https://www.ccc.edu/Colleges/daley/Programs/Pages/Horticulture-(Sustainable-Urban)-Advanced-Certificate.aspx
    Triton College- River Grove, IL
    A.A.S. Degrees in Sustainable Agriculture Technology (SAT) and Sustainable Landscape Practices
    Online/hybrid Certificates in Sustainable Food Production and Sustainable Agroecology at in-district tuition rates regardless of your home address
    http://www.triton.edu/Content.aspx?id=4025
    For more information:
    Tom Elsey
    Department Coordinator, HRT
    Office: R205
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3550
    E-mail: thomaselsey@triton.edu
    Benjamin Newton
    TAA Grant Coordinator Sustainable Agriculture
    Office- R-307
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3943
    E-mail: benjaminnewton@triton.edu
    Richland Community College- Decatur, IL
    http://www.richland.edu/programs/hort
    You may also contact David McLaughlin, Agribusiness and Horticulture Program Director, in the Horticulture Building, (217) 875-7211, ext. 562, or by e-mail dmclaugh@richland.edu

    www.chicagobotanic.org/education/

    Chicago Honey Co-op
    BeekeepingThe Honey Co-op offers beekeeping classes held twice a year with one class in JanuaryJanuary/February and an outdoor classJune/July in May.
    http://chicagohoneycoop.squarespace.com/classes/
    CRAFT monthly field days
    On-farm
    addition to providing trainings offered once a month April-Octoberto community groups and coordinated through Angelic Organics Learning Center.
    http://www.learngrowconnect.org/what/training/craft
    craft@learngrowconnect.org
    815.389.8455
    schools.
    www.chicagohoneycoop.com

    Garfield Park Conservatory
    Classes from beekeeping to kitchen sinkand demonstrations covering beekeeping, gardening and composting are
    ...
    throughout the year, and held Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings.year. Most classes ask for
    ...
    instruction fees.
    http://www.garfieldconservatory.org/growing_and_green_living.htm

    garfieldconservatory.org/adult-programs/

    Greencorps
    Greencorps Chicago offers a twelve-month training program in landscaping and horticulture, environmental health and safety, electronics recycling, and weatherization. Professional development and academic enhancement are integrated into all aspects of training. Not only do trainees learn through hands-on experience in a community garden and other environmental projects, but they are also placed in internships with green industry companies, which frequently lead to permanent jobs once their training is completed. Historically, Greencorps has recruited trainees from partnering social service agencies that serve underemployed and the unemployed communities. Trainees are paid a wage during their participation in the program. Job placement assistance is available upon completion. The application process usually begins in January. To request more information, please call 312.744.8691 or email greencorps@cityofchicago.org.
    ...
    Resource Center Chicago
    For nearly 35 years, the Resource Center, a non-profit environmental education organization, has led the way in demonstrating innovative techniques for recycling and reusing materials. The Resouce Center is devoted to economic and educational revitalization of city neighborhoods through recycling, urban gardening, composting, and other programs that reclaim and reuse resources.
    http://www.resourcecenterchicago.org/
    Phone:

    Phone:
    773.821.1351
    Windy City Harvest
    Windy City Harvest is an organic vegetable and plant production enterprise that provides instruction in sustainable horticulture and urban agriculture.
    Workshops:
    Workshops are offered on organic vegetable production. Courses are Saturday mornings at the Arturo Velasquez Institute at 2800 S. Western Avenue for $39 per course. http://www.chicagobotanic.org/windycityharvest/courses.php
    E-mail: windycityharvest@chicagobotanic.org or Register online
    Certificate Program:
    This 9-month Sustainable Urban Horticulture program was developed and is delivered by the Chicago Botanic Garden in partnership with the Richard J. Daley College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago. Students receive six months of hands-on instruction in greenhouse and outdoor growing practices, along with a three-month paid internship. Windy City Harvest participants study at the Richard J. Daley College's Arturo Velasquez Institute at 2800 S. Western Avenue in Chicago as well as other sites across the city.
    http://www.chicago-botanic.org/windycityharvest/
    E-mail: windycityharvest@chicagobotanic.org
    ONLINE COURSES

    Resource Centre on Urban Agriculture and Food Security
    Online course on urban agriculture
    http://moodle.ruaf.org/
    COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY URBAN AGRICULTURE PROGRAMS
    College of Lake County- Grayslake, IL
    http://www.clcillinois.edu/programs/hrt/index.asp
    A.A.S. Degrees in Horticulture Production, Landscape Design, Landscape Construction and Maintenance, Natural Areas Management, and Sustainable Agriculture.
    Certificates in Natural Areas Management and Sustainable Agriculture.
    For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact department chair Rory Klick at (847) 543-2320 or the Biological and Health Sciences division at (847) 543-2042.
    Illinois Community Colleges Sustainable Agriculture Training
    John Wood Community College
    Sustainable Local Foods Farming Certificate- JWCC’s new Sustainable Local Foods Farming program provides courses and hands-on training in sustainable fruit and vegetable production, entrepreneurship, and marketing.
    http://www.jwcc.edu/academics/degrees/local-food/local-food-certificate/
    For more information contact:
    David Camphouse, Coordinator of Local Food Programs
    (217) 641-4340
    dcamphouse@jwcc.edu
    Richland Community College- Decatur, IL
    http://www.richland.edu/programs/hort
    You may also contact David McLaughlin, Agribusiness and Horticulture Program Director, in the Horticulture Building, (217) 875-7211, ext. 562, or by e-mail dmclaugh@richland.edu
    Triton College- River Grove, IL
    A.A.S. Degrees in Sustainable Agriculture Technology (SAT) and Sustainable Landscape Practices
    Online/hybrid Certificates in Sustainable Food Production and Sustainable Agroecology at in-district tuition rates regardless of your home address
    http://www.triton.edu/Content.aspx?id=4025
    For more information:
    Tom Elsey
    Department Coordinator, HRT
    Office: R205
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3550
    E-mail: thomaselsey@triton.edu
    Benjamin Newton
    TAA Grant Coordinator Sustainable Agriculture
    Office- R-307
    (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3943
    E-mail: benjaminnewton@triton.edu

    University of Illinois Extension*
    Tips for all stages of the process of growing food.
    ...
    University of Illinois Extension - New Illinois Farmers
    http://newillinoisfarmers.org/
    Windy City Harvest
    Windy City Harvest is an organic vegetable and plant production enterprise that provides instruction
    Wright College- Chicago, IL
    Certificate
    in sustainable horticulture and urban agriculture.
    Workshops:
    Workshops are offered on organic vegetable production. Courses are Saturday mornings at the Arturo Velasquez Institute at 2800 S. Western Avenue for $39 per course. http://www.chicagobotanic.org/windycityharvest/courses.php
    E-mail: windycityharvest@chicagobotanic.org or Register online
    Certificate Program:
    This 9-month
    Sustainable Urban Horticulture program was developed and is delivered by the Chicago Botanic Garden in partnership with the Richard J. Daley College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago. Students receive six months of hands-on instruction in greenhouse and outdoor growing practices, along with a three-month paid internship. Windy City Harvest participants study at the Richard J. Daley College's Arturo Velasquez Institute at 2800 S. Western Avenue in Chicago as well as other sites across the city.
    http://www.chicago-botanic.org/windycityharvest/
    E-mail: windycityharvest@chicagobotanic.org

    https://www.ccc.edu/Colleges/daley/Programs/Pages/Horticulture-(Sustainable-Urban)-Advanced-Certificate.aspx

    (view changes)
    9:59 am
  4. page 02. How to Get Land edited ... CCLBA Cook County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA) ... County to: promote redevelopment and…
    ...
    CCLBA
    Cook County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA)
    ...
    County to:
    promote redevelopment and reuse of vacant, abandoned, foreclosed or tax-delinquent properties;
    support targeted efforts to stabilize neighborhoods;
    stimulate residential, commercial and industrial development - all in ways that are consistent with goals and priorities established by local government partners and other community stakeholders.
    ...
    of Commissioners.
    The Land Bank Authority is very interested in transferring vacant property to urban agricultural projects, and the cost of land under its jurisdiction can be very low.
    CCLBA and AUA are currently working to add vacant properties to the Chicago Urban Agriculture Mapping Project map and develop urban agriculture-specific instructions for applying. To learn more, find vacant properties, and apply, please go to www.cookcountylandbank.org.
    (view changes)
    9:38 am
  5. page 02. How to Get Land edited ... How to Get Land There are several options for acquiring land for urban agriculture in Chicago…
    ...
    How to Get Land
    There are several options for acquiring land for urban agriculture in Chicago. A few are listed here:
    Shared Earth
    NeighborSpace

    Adjacent Neighbors Land Acquistion Program (ANLAP)
    Chicago Large Lots Program
    Chicago Park District
    Redevelopment Agreement/Transfer ofCook County Land
    shared
    Shared Earth
    Shared Earth is a land-sharing website that connects landowners with interested gardeners and farmers. Join the network today and find some land in your neighborhood!
    Website: http://www.sharedearth.com
    Connecting with landowners willing to let their land to be used for agricultural purposes can also always be done the old-fashioned way: finding land, finding out who owns it, and starting a conversation!
    neighbor
    Bank Authority
    NeighborSpace
    NeighborSpace is a collaborative project started by the CityRedevelopment Agreement/Transfer of Chicago, the Chicago Park District, and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. This organization helps communities interested in gardening acquire lots for long-term use. An application process is required and can take anywhere from a couple months to 2 years.
    Website: http://neighbor-space.org/ | Contact: info@neighbor-space.org
    Land
    Shared Earth

    anlap
    Adjacent Neighbors Land Acquisition Program (ANLAP)
    ...
    Minimum bids must be at least $700 (or 7 percent of the appraised value for a parcel with a value that exceeds $10,000).
    Adjacent neighbors must not be delinquent in the payment of real estate taxes or have outstanding debts with the City of Chicago.
    ...
    ANLAP process, fax or mailclick here.
    Large lots
    Chicago Large Lots Program
    The Large Lot Program is
    a completed ANLAP Application Form to:
    Department
    City of Community Development
    Real Estate Division
    121 N. LaSalle St.
    City Hall, Room 1003
    Chicago, IL 60602
    Ph: (312) 744-LAND (5263)
    Fax: (312) 744-5826
    Click here
    Chicago neighborhood stabilization initiative that was developed as part of the Green Healthy Neighborhoods public planning process to visithelp property owners, block clubs and non-profit groups in select Chicago neighborhoods to purchase City-owned land for $1 per parcel. The program is being piloted in community areas where the ANLAPCity owns large amounts of vacant land. Up to two lots are available per application. Applicants must own property on the same block; be current on property taxes; and have no financial obligations to the City, among other requirements.
    The core goals of the program are:
    Give local residents greater control over vacant land in their neighborhood
    Dispose of some of the City-owned land in these neighborhoods efficiently, which returns the land to the tax rolls
    Create wealth in the community by allowing owners to sell land after five years
    Increase safety, build community, and raise
    home page
    cpd
    values by creating more neighborhood-level investment
    One of the uses that the program identifies for these lots is Community Agriculture. To learn more and apply, visit www.largelots.org or contact Jeanne Chandler at 312.744.0605 or jeanne.chandler@cityofchicago.org. If you have acquired land through the Large Lots program and are interested in using it to grow food, please contact Billy Burdett at director@auachicago.org and see our training opportunities here and here.
    CPD

    Chicago Park District
    ...
    Their website (http://www.cpdit01.com/resources/community_gardens/index.html)(www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/facilities/community-gardens/) has application
    ...
    in Chicago.
    CCLBA
    Cook County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA)
    Formed in 2013 to address the large inventory of vacant residential, industrial and commercial property across the county, CCLBA acquires, holds, and transfers interest in real property throughout Cook County to:
    promote redevelopment and reuse of vacant, abandoned, foreclosed or tax-delinquent properties;
    support targeted efforts to stabilize neighborhoods;
    stimulate residential, commercial and industrial development - all in ways that are consistent with goals and priorities established by local government partners and other community stakeholders.
    CCLBA is a unit of Cook County government, funded primarily with grants, contributions and revenues from transactions. It is the largest land bank by geography in the country and is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Cook County President and Board of Commissioners.
    The Land Bank Authority is very interested in transferring vacant property to urban agricultural projects, and the cost of land under its jurisdiction can be very low.
    CCLBA and AUA are currently working to add vacant properties to the Chicago Urban Agriculture Mapping Project map and develop urban agriculture-specific instructions for applying. To learn more, find vacant properties, and apply, please go to www.cookcountylandbank.org.
    neighbor
    NeighborSpace
    NeighborSpace is a collaborative project started by the City of Chicago, the Chicago Park District, and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. This organization helps communities interested in gardening and farming acquire lots for long-term use. An application process is required and can take anywhere from a couple months to 2 years.
    Website: http://neighbor-space.org/ | Contact: info@neighbor-space.org

    redevelopment
    Redevelopment Agreement with the City of Chicago/Transfer of Land
    ...
    Negotiate a Redevelopment Agreement that will stipulate all of the conditions that must be met for the transfer of city-owned land.
    For more details contact Harry Rhodes at Growing Home, hrhodes@growinghomeinc.org
    shared
    Shared Earth
    Shared Earth is a land-sharing website that connects landowners with interested gardeners and farmers. Join the network today and find some land in your neighborhood!
    Website: http://www.sharedearth.com
    Connecting with landowners willing to let their land to be used for agricultural purposes can also always be done the old-fashioned way: finding land, finding out who owns it, and starting a conversation!

    (view changes)
    9:38 am

Tuesday, December 22

  1. page 05. Livestock - Bees, Chickens, and more edited ... Rabbits Beesapiaries Chicago Honey Coop Co-op An urban beekeeping cooperative practicing…
    ...
    Rabbits
    Beesapiaries
    Chicago Honey CoopCo-op
    An urban beekeeping cooperative practicing sustainable agriculture, job training, and education in the North Lawndale neighborhood. Also offer beekeeping workshops.
    http://www.chicagohoneycoop.com
    West Side Bee Boyz
    Provides consulting services and beekeeping management as well as selling bees, beekeeping equipment, and their own urban raw honey at local farmer's markets.
    http://www.westsidebeeboyz.com/index.php

    Garfield Park Conservatory
    Offers Beekeeping classes and has a volunteer crew. For more information about the Beginning Beekeeping Classes, please contact Naaman Gambill at 773.638.1766 ext 20 or email ngambill@garfieldconservatory.org
    ...
    A heated waterer avoids the need to thaw out twice a day during winter months
    A larger coop allows easy use of garden tools when managing litter
    ...
    let them.
    4.

    4.
    Litter and
    ...
    garden soil.
    {happy-chickens.jpg} An example of a deep litter floor via o-garden.ca
    5.Time - You will need time to feed and interact with your birds daily. Further guidelines can be found in the Chicago Chicken Enthusiasts' Recommended Practices guide.
    (view changes)
    2:29 pm

More