Seeking yardshare - Chicago, IL

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Seeking yardshare - Chicago, IL

Post your yardshare or ISO yard requests here for Chicago neighborhoods and environs!

Location: Chicago, IL
Members: 13
Latest Activity: Oct 3, 2011

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Anyone have a yard in/around the Northwest Suburbs? 3 Replies

Started by Lisa Hendrickson. Last reply by Lisa Hendrickson Apr 15, 2011.

Looking to place a BEEHIVE near Humboldt Park 1 Reply

Started by Seth Godard. Last reply by Lisa Hendrickson Apr 15, 2011.

Free Seeds For Chicago area gardeners 6 Replies

Started by One Seed Chicago. Last reply by Lisa Hendrickson Feb 27, 2010.

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Comment by LizM - Site Moderator on January 9, 2011 at 11:27am

Hey folks we really count on folks to get the word out offline and on.

Here's a post on growing the potential pool of shares. Because the idea is so new we need all the help we can get!

 

http://hyperlocavore.ning.com/forum/topics/how-to-grow-your-yard-share

 

 

Comment by Natasha on January 9, 2011 at 11:05am
I just joined up, but it looks like the last post was almost a year ago. Out of curiosity, is this group still going?
Comment by Lisa Hendrickson on February 27, 2010 at 8:21pm
geoff, hope you get some offers.

i am really hoping to find some people with yards nearby who could use my labor & compost, too.
Comment by geoff on February 27, 2010 at 8:35am
as a status update from may 25, i have yet to be contacted by anyone interested in my yardshare offer. the property just to the north (or left in the photo) is currently a residence for sale, if there are any mail materials i can post, this yard space might also be a possible zone for future yardshare. there are about 4 properties here and only one tiny private garden. last year, the neighbor's yard (the one for sale) was abandoned and unkempt.

this is all informational food for thought. if i haven't mentioned, this is a safe neighborhood with pretty easy (no permits required) street parking and very private.

this may be the only year i can offer my space here and have intension to move.
Comment by Alexander Roman on February 26, 2010 at 10:37pm
Hello Everyone! glad to be a part of this, hopefully we can get something together this year and plant a beautiful garden
Comment by LizM - Site Moderator on February 10, 2010 at 10:34pm
Hey, no we're not associated. I hope folks know both are available.
Comment by Lisa Hendrickson on February 10, 2010 at 10:42am
I tried to contact them to let them know about this resource - sent them the link & suggested they check it out. This is the response I got back:

Hi Lisa, We are launching a yard share program this spring. We hope you’ll get involved! ~Barbara Moore 312.758.1818
BarbaraMoore@ward49.com

I see on their website, they now have a few groups on the frontpage. One is Yard & Garden Sharing and it says it is through Ning... They also have a community orchard one & a yard waste/community compost group. Seems interesting, wonder if it is associated with this site at all.
Comment by LizM - Site Moderator on February 10, 2010 at 3:28am
Wonderful Damon! I hope folks know this is here rather than reinventing the wheel and spending lots of dough. Let folks know we can help!
Comment by geoff on May 25, 2009 at 2:39pm
Hello.
I have pretty decent yard space for Chicago.
Plus planter space.
However, I also have hungry bunnies!
If you'd like to work something out to share this space, please contact me.
Sorry for the rainy day, poor quality cell phone shots. :P

Comment by Lisa Hendrickson on May 23, 2009 at 4:08pm
Started spreading the word about the group - hope we get some new people so that we can get something going in the Chicago area!
 

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