Seeing Green Blog

  • The Chicago Tree Project: Transforming Trees in Chicago’s Parks

    Artist Anthony Heinz May is covered in sawdust in the basement wood shop at the Lincoln Park Cultural Center. He’s spent the last several days methodically cutting branches from a Jackson Park tree into disks that are then further separated into hundreds of small cubes. After drilling holes into each

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  • A Year of Public Art in Chicago’s Parks

    Have you ever wondered about that big silver guy standing on the lakefront looking up at the sky? Or those painted and sculpted trees around the city? Or the red, dancing figure that recently moved from Douglas to Garfield Park? Well, wonder no more, we’re here to enlighten you! Throughout

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  • Park Stories: West Chatham Park Advisory Council

    This week we welcomed Kimm Danzie (pictured above), President of West Chatham Park Advisory Council (PAC), to sit down and talk about her goals for her new PAC: The Beginning Kimm Danzie grew up in the neighborhood, and became interested in working with West Chatham PAC after being involved in

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  • Zen Yoga Garage: Benefits of Meditating in Nature

    Chicago Parks Foundation and GongLab hosted a great EarthGong Meditation on Sunday, January 29th. Community members came together at the beautiful Chicago Park District South Shore Cultural Center to focus on “The Palace of the Heart” as the snow fell and the sun set. Thank you to Zen Yoga Garage, Tea

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