Archive | June, 2013

Followup: June 22 workday

30 Jun


We had a small but mighty group attacking the leading edge of the cheatgrass! Thanks to volunteers from Chicago Cares and CPD for their hard work.


South Shore Farmers Market: Opening day is June 23!

18 Jun

Fun thing #2 to do at Rainbow this weekend.

We’ve only been working on the South Shore Farmers Market since about February (we =  Qae-Dah, Marion, me and lots of volunteers from the community), but it seems like it’s been a long time coming. We’ve got a huge swell of support from the community and elsewhere in the city.

So far our vendors are:
Adoo Farms
BOT Bakery
Breadman Baking
C&D Family Farms
Ingram’s Jam and Bread
Rainbow Growers Co-op
The Abundance Project
Tamales Express
Tomato Mountain Farm

Join us this Sunday, 1-5 at Market Circle in Rainbow Beach Park for our inaugural market!

SSFM Flyer 5-2013

June 22: Community Stewardship Workday

18 Jun

Come out to Rainbow Beach Dunes this Saturday to see the beginning of the showy season! Beautiful blooms of all types are just around the corner. We’ll ID plants, pick up trash, get rid of invasive plants; whatever needs doing. Join us this Saturday June 22 from 10am-12pm.

Also be sure to come back on Sunday afternoon for the opening day of the South Shore Farmers Market! Visit SSFM on Facebook.

**Please note: re-routing of Hwy 41 means there is some confusion about how to enter the park. Enter at the intersection of South Shore/79th. Follow the new construction of Hwy 41 slightly south (go through the ‘road closed’ barricade, follow to the T-intersection, turn left and go back north directly into the park.

Rainbow Beach is located at 3111 E. 77th St. By foot, walk east from South Shore Dr. on 77th St. By car, enter from 79th St., go past the water filtration plant, and park in the first parking lot. Please meet at the entrance to the nature area, which is located at the southern end of the beach. Tools and equipment will be provided, but please bring water and dress appropriately for the weather. Contact Alison Anastasio at for questions and to RSVP.

*Mark your calendar*
Sunday June 23, South Shore Farmers Market OPENING DAY!
Saturday, July 27 – community stewardship workday
Saturday, August 24- community stewardship workday


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Followup: Invasive species management

17 Jun

We really attacked the cheatgrass, but the truth is we barely made a dent.



Nevertheless, our volunteers from Gary Comer and Chicago Cares had a blast!

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