Explore Park Stewardship
Jackson Park Wooded Island Workday
Saturday, May 26th
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join Park District Steward, Jerry Levy for a fun day of stewardship and education at the Jackson Park Workday. Volunteers will meet at the Darrow Memorial Bridge, just south of the Museum Of Science and Industry. Activities can include pulling invasives, planting and general site maintenance. Jerry will also talk about the history of Wooded Island and the surrounding community. Work gloves and tools are provided. Bring your own snacks and water and dress appropriately for outdoor work.
Explore Urban Agriculture
Neighborspace Howard Area Community Garden Workday
Saturday, May 19th
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
1715 W. Juneway Terrace
Join volunteers from Neighborspace, Openlands, and Chicago Cares for an exciting workday at this Rogers Park community garden, one of the oldest commmunity gardens in the city.
There are 50 vegetable plots housed in this garden and maintained by local gardeners. They need help preparing vegetable beds, fixing a fallen fence, mulching pathways, turning compost and other garden-related tasks. Gloves and tools are provided, however bringing your own tools would also be helpful (be sure to put your name on your items). Bring snacks and water and wear clothes that can get dirty.