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Beautification Committee: Giddings & Oakley planting


  • Giddings Plaza 4733 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL, 60625 United States (map)
  • When: 10 a.m.–??? Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8

  • Where: The northeast and northwest corners of Giddings and Oakley

  • What: We are planting a mix of versatile native plants that will support our local bees, butterflies, and birds

I've worked with Colleen McVeigh to come up with a draft of what plants to include and consulted with the pros at City Grange on how they can help. I'm so excited that they want to be part of this — and that we can support this local business!

A note on the fast-approaching dates: It was either this weekend or the 28th — and Applefest is the weekend of the 28th, so I thought it best to do the 7th! I've been told this process will take about two days, so I'm planning on starting around 10 a.m. and seeing how far we get each day.

How can we help?

So glad you asked.

Donate plants and supplies

Check out our plant donations sign-up sheet and let us know what you can provide by the end of the day Saturday, Aug. 25 (I know it's tomorrow, but we need enough time to coordinate with City Grange to order what we can't come up with in donations).

Can't join us on planting weekend but still have things to donate? Reply to this email, and we'll set up a time to meet so I can store your contributions in my backyard for a bit.

I want to help with supplies

Donate your time

Grab your tools and come get your hands dirty with us on Sept. 7 and 8!

We'll be excavating what is already there then tilling, adding compost, and getting the new plants settled.

If you do plan on joining us, please respond to this email and let me know if you can make it for either day and how long you think you can be there. Even an hour or two will help!

Yes, I'll be there!

Donate money

A quick cost analysis shows the price tag on this project will add up fast — support this effort with an earmarked donation to the Beautification Committee!

Chip in funds for the additional supplies we need — any amount you can do would be immensely appreciated and go directly to this effort.

I want to donate money!

Earlier Event: September 4
Planning & Advocacy Committee meeting
Later Event: October 26
State of the Neighborhood 2019