Growing Season in Review

Posted November 2, 2014 by corriegirl

Well, it’s not quite the end of the year, but as the growing season winds down, it seems like a good time to look back and share what all we’ve accomplished this year.

Douglas park from car window

Autumn view of nearby Douglas Park

People and Pets!

We started out the year with three new members — Saba, D’Avon, and Astrid. We also were happy to welcome Wally, a Chihuahua pup that Glenn and Noreen rescued from the neighborhood.  We also said farewell to our tenant in R2 and have been busy getting that unit ready for sale. We look forward to selling that unit and introducing a new member (or more) soon. Also – some of us are hoping to bring in new pets in the spring – chickens!

10505028_846866308671998_5165205192045058634_o

John brings the bedroom walls back to life

 

Jayson & Corrie make the windows shine

Jayson & Corrie make the windows shine

D'Avon makes the stove glow

D’Avon makes the stove glow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pavement & Planting

Our biggest achievement of the year was in April, when we ripped out a bunch of pavement in the courtyard to make way for a new style of gardening. This was an expansion of a project that started years ago, which created the wonderful container garden beds we were starting with. Over a few days this spring, we removed the concrete between our existing planters and the fence. Everyone had a blast trying the different tools, though we definitely learned our lesson, that the jackhammer got us the best bang for our buck. Jayson’s dad even came down from Wisconsin, and we have named our friend Anthony an honorary Hubbie for his commitment to the project.

Maybe next year, we’ll be able to use more of the courtyard that gets the best light for native and edibles gardening. In the meantime, we are pretty happy with the results of this latest phase.

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We used some of these enormous pieces to make a concrete table, and to line the fence

Glenn Wields Weapon

Until we got the jackhammer, our progress was slow and taxing

10157150_777323225626307_7758230405083212806_n

Remnants of the container garden, now expanded to be a walkable growing space

Jim & Jayson celebrate a breakthrough against the concrete.

Jim & Jayson celebrate a breakthrough against the concrete.

10388110_801044453254184_7117402671756563762_n

…And it was all worth it!

10576952_844749645550331_5120478578546990774_n

Butterfly and herb garden

Places, Protests, and Potential!

All told, our members traveled to Mexico, Argentina, California, Georgia, Ohio, New York, and probably a few other places this year. We also participated in advocating for bike lanes in the neighborhood; protested in solidarity with the struggle in Ferguson; watched many hours of the Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Agents of Shield; and worked to build community in Chicago through the bicycling, Buddhist, hacker, artist, and activist worlds.

Members & friends at the fall fire party

Members & friends at the fall fire party

We are in the process of finding the perfect person or people to be the next HUB members, to move into R2. We are hopeful that the next member(s) will bring lots of energy, skills, fun, and a certain amount of nerdiness to join us for the road ahead. Know someone who would be a good fit? Send them our way!

Syndicated from HUB Housing Cooperative


Growing Season in Review

Posted November 2, 2014 by corriegirl

Well, it’s not quite the end of the year, but as the growing season winds down, it seems like a good time to look back and share what all we’ve accomplished this year.

Douglas park from car window

Autumn view of nearby Douglas Park

People and Pets!

We started out the year with three new members — Saba, D’Avon, and Astrid. We also were happy to welcome Wally, a Chihuahua pup that Glenn and Noreen rescued from the neighborhood.  We also said farewell to our tenant in R2 and have been busy getting that unit ready for sale. We look forward to selling that unit and introducing a new member (or more) soon. Also – some of us are hoping to bring in new pets in the spring – chickens!

10505028_846866308671998_5165205192045058634_o

John brings the bedroom walls back to life

 

Jayson & Corrie make the windows shine

Jayson & Corrie make the windows shine

D'Avon makes the stove glow

D’Avon makes the stove glow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pavement & Planting

Our biggest achievement of the year was in April, when we ripped out a bunch of pavement in the courtyard to make way for a new style of gardening. This was an expansion of a project that started years ago, which created the wonderful container garden beds we were starting with. Over a few days this spring, we removed the concrete between our existing planters and the fence. Everyone had a blast trying the different tools, though we definitely learned our lesson, that the jackhammer got us the best bang for our buck. Jayson’s dad even came down from Wisconsin, and we have named our friend Anthony an honorary Hubbie for his commitment to the project.

Maybe next year, we’ll be able to use more of the courtyard that gets the best light for native and edibles gardening. In the meantime, we are pretty happy with the results of this latest phase.

1385320_781522428539720_4263016247722206447_n

We used some of these enormous pieces to make a concrete table, and to line the fence

Glenn Wields Weapon

Until we got the jackhammer, our progress was slow and taxing

10157150_777323225626307_7758230405083212806_n

Remnants of the container garden, now expanded to be a walkable growing space

Jim & Jayson celebrate a breakthrough against the concrete.

Jim & Jayson celebrate a breakthrough against the concrete.

10388110_801044453254184_7117402671756563762_n

…And it was all worth it!

10576952_844749645550331_5120478578546990774_n

Butterfly and herb garden

Places, Protests, and Potential!

All told, our members traveled to Mexico, Argentina, California, Georgia, Ohio, New York, and probably a few other places this year. We also participated in advocating for bike lanes in the neighborhood; protested in solidarity with the struggle in Ferguson; watched many hours of the Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Agents of Shield; and worked to build community in Chicago through the bicycling, Buddhist, hacker, artist, and activist worlds.

Members & friends at the fall fire party

Members & friends at the fall fire party

We are in the process of finding the perfect person or people to be the next HUB members, to move into R2. We are hopeful that the next member(s) will bring lots of energy, skills, fun, and a certain amount of nerdiness to join us for the road ahead. Know someone who would be a good fit? Send them our way!

Syndicated from HUB Housing Cooperative


Growing Season in Review

Posted November 2, 2014 by corriegirl

Well, it’s not quite the end of the year, but as the growing season winds down, it seems like a good time to look back and share what all we’ve accomplished this year.

Douglas park from car window

Autumn view of nearby Douglas Park

People and Pets!

We started out the year with three new members — Saba, D’Avon, and Astrid. We also were happy to welcome Wally, a Chihuahua pup that Glenn and Noreen rescued from the neighborhood.  We also said farewell to our tenant in R2 and have been busy getting that unit ready for sale. We look forward to selling that unit and introducing a new member (or more) soon. Also – some of us are hoping to bring in new pets in the spring – chickens!

10505028_846866308671998_5165205192045058634_o

John brings the bedroom walls back to life

 

Jayson & Corrie make the windows shine

Jayson & Corrie make the windows shine

D'Avon makes the stove glow

D’Avon makes the stove glow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pavement & Planting

Our biggest achievement of the year was in April, when we ripped out a bunch of pavement in the courtyard to make way for a new style of gardening. This was an expansion of a project that started years ago, which created the wonderful container garden beds we were starting with. Over a few days this spring, we removed the concrete between our existing planters and the fence. Everyone had a blast trying the different tools, though we definitely learned our lesson, that the jackhammer got us the best bang for our buck. Jayson’s dad even came down from Wisconsin, and we have named our friend Anthony an honorary Hubbie for his commitment to the project.

Maybe next year, we’ll be able to use more of the courtyard that gets the best light for native and edibles gardening. In the meantime, we are pretty happy with the results of this latest phase.

1385320_781522428539720_4263016247722206447_n

We used some of these enormous pieces to make a concrete table, and to line the fence

Glenn Wields Weapon

Until we got the jackhammer, our progress was slow and taxing

10157150_777323225626307_7758230405083212806_n

Remnants of the container garden, now expanded to be a walkable growing space

Jim & Jayson celebrate a breakthrough against the concrete.

Jim & Jayson celebrate a breakthrough against the concrete.

10388110_801044453254184_7117402671756563762_n

…And it was all worth it!

10576952_844749645550331_5120478578546990774_n

Butterfly and herb garden

Places, Protests, and Potential!

All told, our members traveled to Mexico, Argentina, California, Georgia, Ohio, New York, and probably a few other places this year. We also participated in advocating for bike lanes in the neighborhood; protested in solidarity with the struggle in Ferguson; watched many hours of the Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Agents of Shield; and worked to build community in Chicago through the bicycling, Buddhist, hacker, artist, and activist worlds.

Members & friends at the fall fire party

Members & friends at the fall fire party

We are in the process of finding the perfect person or people to be the next HUB members, to move into R2. We are hopeful that the next member(s) will bring lots of energy, skills, fun, and a certain amount of nerdiness to join us for the road ahead. Know someone who would be a good fit? Send them our way!

Syndicated from HUB Housing Cooperative


Growing Season in Review

Posted November 2, 2014 by corriegirl

Well, it’s not quite the end of the year, but as the growing season winds down, it seems like a good time to look back and share what all we’ve accomplished this year.

Douglas park from car window

Autumn view of nearby Douglas Park

People and Pets!

We started out the year with three new members — Saba, D’Avon, and Astrid. We also were happy to welcome Wally, a Chihuahua pup that Glenn and Noreen rescued from the neighborhood.  We also said farewell to our tenant in R2 and have been busy getting that unit ready for sale. We look forward to selling that unit and introducing a new member (or more) soon. Also – some of us are hoping to bring in new pets in the spring – chickens!

10505028_846866308671998_5165205192045058634_o

John brings the bedroom walls back to life

 

Jayson & Corrie make the windows shine

Jayson & Corrie make the windows shine

D'Avon makes the stove glow

D’Avon makes the stove glow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pavement & Planting

Our biggest achievement of the year was in April, when we ripped out a bunch of pavement in the courtyard to make way for a new style of gardening. This was an expansion of a project that started years ago, which created the wonderful container garden beds we were starting with. Over a few days this spring, we removed the concrete between our existing planters and the fence. Everyone had a blast trying the different tools, though we definitely learned our lesson, that the jackhammer got us the best bang for our buck. Jayson’s dad even came down from Wisconsin, and we have named our friend Anthony an honorary Hubbie for his commitment to the project.

Maybe next year, we’ll be able to use more of the courtyard that gets the best light for native and edibles gardening. In the meantime, we are pretty happy with the results of this latest phase.

1385320_781522428539720_4263016247722206447_n

We used some of these enormous pieces to make a concrete table, and to line the fence

Glenn Wields Weapon

Until we got the jackhammer, our progress was slow and taxing

10157150_777323225626307_7758230405083212806_n

Remnants of the container garden, now expanded to be a walkable growing space

Jim & Jayson celebrate a breakthrough against the concrete.

Jim & Jayson celebrate a breakthrough against the concrete.

10388110_801044453254184_7117402671756563762_n

…And it was all worth it!

10576952_844749645550331_5120478578546990774_n

Butterfly and herb garden

Places, Protests, and Potential!

All told, our members traveled to Mexico, Argentina, California, Georgia, Ohio, New York, and probably a few other places this year. We also participated in advocating for bike lanes in the neighborhood; protested in solidarity with the struggle in Ferguson; watched many hours of the Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Agents of Shield; and worked to build community in Chicago through the bicycling, Buddhist, hacker, artist, and activist worlds.

Members & friends at the fall fire party

Members & friends at the fall fire party

We are in the process of finding the perfect person or people to be the next HUB members, to move into R2. We are hopeful that the next member(s) will bring lots of energy, skills, fun, and a certain amount of nerdiness to join us for the road ahead. Know someone who would be a good fit? Send them our way!

Syndicated from HUB Housing Cooperative


Growing Season in Review

Posted November 2, 2014 by corriegirl

Well, it’s not quite the end of the year, but as the growing season winds down, it seems like a good time to look back and share what all we’ve accomplished this year.

Douglas park from car window

Autumn view of nearby Douglas Park

People and Pets!

We started out the year with three new members — Saba, D’Avon, and Astrid. We also were happy to welcome Wally, a Chihuahua pup that Glenn and Noreen rescued from the neighborhood.  We also said farewell to our tenant in R2 and have been busy getting that unit ready for sale.

10505028_846866308671998_5165205192045058634_o

John brings the bedroom walls back to life

 

Jayson & Corrie make the windows shine

Jayson & Corrie make the windows shine

D'Avon makes the stove glow

D’Avon makes the stove glow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pavement & Planting

Our biggest achievement of the year was in April, when we ripped out a bunch of pavement in the courtyard to make way for a new style of gardening. Over a few days this spring, we removed the concrete between our existing planters and the fence. Everyone had a blast trying the different tools, though we definitely learned our lesson, that the jackhammer got us the best bang for our buck. Jayson’s dad even came down from Wisconsin, and we have named our friend Anthony an honorary Hubbie for his commitment to the project.

1385320_781522428539720_4263016247722206447_n

We used some of these enormous pieces to make a concrete table, and to line the fence

Glenn Wields Weapon

Until we got the jackhammer, our progress was slow and taxing

10157150_777323225626307_7758230405083212806_n

Remnants of the container garden, now expanded to be a walkable growing space

Jim & Jayson celebrate a breakthrough against the concrete.

Jim & Jayson celebrate a breakthrough against the concrete.

10388110_801044453254184_7117402671756563762_n

…And it was all worth it!

10576952_844749645550331_5120478578546990774_n

Butterfly and herb garden

Places, Protests, and Potential!

All told, our members traveled to Mexico, Argentina, California, Georgia, Ohio, New York, and probably a few other places this year. We also participated in advocating for bike lanes in the neighborhood; talked with our neighbors about how to address the problems of street violence on the boulevard; protested in solidarity with the struggle in Ferguson; watched many hours of the Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Agents of Shield; and worked to build community in Chicago through the bicycling, Buddhist, hacker, artist, and activist worlds.

Members & friends at the fall fire party

Members & friends at the fall fire party

We are in the process of finding the perfect person or people to be the next HUB members, to move into R2. We are hopeful that the next member(s) will bring lots of energy, skills, fun, and a certain amount of nerdiness to join us for the road ahead. Know someone who would be a good fit? Send them our way!

Syndicated from HUB Housing Cooperative


Open House: Come Explore Life at the HUB!

Posted November 2, 2014 by corriegirl

The HUB Housing Coop is excited to announce…

We are hosting an Open House to showcase unit R2, which is now available for sale.


 

New Date!

Sunday, 30 November, 1-4pm

2358 S Marshall Blvd., Chicago 60623


Come check it out, meet a few HUB members, and enjoy some snacks and hot beverages.

See our posting on ForSaleByOwner.com: http://tinyurl.com/HubCoop123

 

R2 photo living area

The large living room features extensive Southern exposure, for full day of sunshine and tree views.

A view from the courtyard

A view from the courtyard

Syndicated from HUB Housing Cooperative


Open House: Come Explore Life at the HUB!

Posted November 2, 2014 by corriegirl

The HUB Housing Coop is excited to announce…

We are hosting an Open House to showcase unit R2, which is now available for sale.


 

New Date!

Sunday, 30 November, 1-4pm

2358 S Marshall Blvd., Chicago 60623


Come check it out, meet a few HUB members, and enjoy some snacks and hot beverages.

See our posting on ForSaleByOwner.com: http://tinyurl.com/HubCoop123

 

R2 photo living area

The large living room features extensive Southern exposure, for full day of sunshine and tree views.

A view from the courtyard

A view from the courtyard

Syndicated from HUB Housing Cooperative


Open House: Come Explore Life at the HUB!

Posted November 2, 2014 by corriegirl

The HUB Housing Coop is excited to announce…

We are hosting an Open House to showcase unit R2, which is now available for sale.


 

New Date!

Sunday, 30 November, 1-4pm

2358 S Marshall Blvd., Chicago 60623


Come check it out, meet a few HUB members, and enjoy some snacks and hot beverages.

See our posting on ForSaleByOwner.com: http://tinyurl.com/HubCoop123

 

R2 photo living area

The large living room features extensive Southern exposure, for full day of sunshine and tree views.

A view from the courtyard

A view from the courtyard

Syndicated from HUB Housing Cooperative


Open House: Come Explore Life at the HUB!

Posted November 2, 2014 by corriegirl

The HUB Housing Coop is excited to announce…

We are hosting an Open House to showcase unit R2, which is now available for sale.


 

New Date!

Sunday, 30 November, 1-4pm

2358 S Marshall Blvd., Chicago 60623


Come check it out, meet a few HUB members, and enjoy some snacks and hot beverages.

See our posting on ForSaleByOwner.com: http://tinyurl.com/HubCoop123

 

R2 photo living area

The large living room features extensive Southern exposure, for full day of sunshine and tree views.

A view from the courtyard

A view from the courtyard

Syndicated from HUB Housing Cooperative


Open House: Come Explore Life at the HUB!

Posted November 2, 2014 by corriegirl

The HUB Housing Coop is excited to announce…

We are hosting an Open House to showcase unit R2, which is now available for sale.


 

Saturday, 8 November, 1-4pm

2358 S Marshall Blvd., Chicago 60623


Come check it out, meet a few HUB members, and enjoy some snacks and hot beverages.

See our posting on ForSaleByOwner.com: http://tinyurl.com/HubCoop123

 

R2 photo living area

The large living room features extensive Southern exposure, for full day of sunshine and tree views.

A view from the courtyard

A view from the courtyard

Syndicated from HUB Housing Cooperative