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The Chicago Wilderness Tour

On Saturday, July 7th, the inaugural Chicago Wilderness tour provided participants with an unforgettable experience in seeing and appreciating the environmental wonders of our region! Chicago Wilderness is a regional alliance of over 250 organizations devoted to working together “to restore local nature and improve the quality of life for all who live here, by […]

wisdom from Jane Addams

From Jane Addams, “A Modern Lear”: It is so easy for the good and powerful to think that they can rise by following the dictates of conscience by pursuing their own ideals, leaving those ideals unconnected with the consent of their fellow-men. The president of the Pullman company thought out within his own mind a […]


Trust you all know about the Chicago visit of controversial South African artist Andries Botha and his life size elephant sculpture Nomkhubalwane.  You can read about one leg of his visit here: The CKP will be co-sponsoring an Arts Talk by Botha and our own Theaster Gates at the Franke Institute the evening of […]


Friday, May 7th, at 7:30 pm at Rockefeller Chapel. Tickets are available through the Rockefeller Chapel ticket office. Please see the story at

Donoghue School Students visit the Timuel D. Black Edible Arts Garden

It was very fitting that the first school group to visit the Timuel D. Black Edible Arts Garden did so on Dec. 7, 2009–Timuel D. Black’s 91st Birthday! Happy Birthday Tim! As always, your students were inspired by your example!

Great Conversations: The Environmental Edition

The Great Conversations series continues, with some of the University of Chicago’s own best environmental thinkers. Don’t miss these upcoming events! While these events are usually $30, contact Bart Schultz at for a discounted ticket that costs just $10! Great Conversations Lecture Series: Big Visions SUMMARY Our popular Great Conversations series continues with a […]

Tim Black Garden Open!

    It’s been a big couple of weeks for the Timuel D. Black Edible Arts Garden at 5710 S. Woodlawn.  Our opening ceremony was a smashing success.  It was extremely well-attended – thanks to OMSA for collaborating with us on both that event and the garden project as a whole!  Tim Black and Bart […]

Edible Arts Garden In Final Stages

Here are the latest pictures of the Timuel D. Black Edible Arts Garden at 5710 S. Woodlawn.       As you can see, we’ve expanded the garden vertically with the addition of wrought iron shepherd’s crooks holding baskets of plants.  Check out the garden yourself on Thursday with the CKP’s Diversity Garden Tour.  We’ll […]

Woodlawn Students Give O2 For You!

This morning, eight students from Woodlawn’s Guiding Our Talented Youth Ahead (GOT-YA) program joined Roots&Shoots and O2 For You at the Kenwood Healthcare Center to give peace lilies to the residents in an effort to raise awareness about indoor air quality.  Most of us spend 90% of our lives indoors, and for the residents of […]