|Sector||Community Land Trust|
|Year of beginning||2012|
|Object||NeighborSpace is the only nonprofit urban land trust in Chicago that preserves and sustains gardens on behalf of dedicated community groups. They shoulder the responsibilities of property ownership — such as providing basic insurance, access to water, and links to support networks — so that community groups can focus on gardening. NeighborSpace’s mission is to preserve and support the development of community managed gardens and open spaces throughout the City of Chicago. This mission is accomplished by acquiring land on behalf of communities to protect community established and managed gardens from development, supporting the long-term success of these community efforts, and building awareness of how these urban “Edens” contribute to an improved quality of life for residents.