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New Students Visit Local Gardens

Yesterday nearly 40 incoming students from the Class of 2013 took a CKP tour from 5710 S. Woodlawn down to the Brickyard Garden on 61st and Woodlawn.  The students are part of a special early program for incoming first-years, and are visiting many parts of the University before the school year starts with fall quarter. […]

Apple Trees at 5710

    Thanks to enterprising CKP Director Bart Schultz, we now have disease-resistant apple trees growing in the Timuel D. Black Diversity Garden!  The apple trees fit perfectly with 5710’s plan for a fall harvest and a donation to a local soup kitchen.  We hope to see some harvest this year, and for many years […]

CKP Participates in Hyde Park’s 4th of July Parade!

CKP Director Bart Schultz and enthusiastic students participated in Hyde Park’s 4th of July parade yesterday.  A great time was had by all, continuing on with the proud tradition of CKP involvement in the parade.   Head over to the Winning Words blog to see more parade pictures and hear more about what went on. […]

Photo-Journal Entry #2

The Timuel D. Black Diversity Garden took great leaps forward last week!  Please take a look at the new pictures and stop by to see the work we’ve done.       As you can see, thanks to generous donations from our sponsors, the garden continues to grow!  Feel free to stop by 5710 S. […]

Photo-Journal Entry for new CKP Gardens

  Take a look at these pictures of our Timuel D. Black Diversity Garden in progress!  The garden is being improved almost daily, and these pictures are not the most recent, but  they give an idea of how the garden is developing.         On Tuesday the Donoghue School Garden was planted, as announced on […]

CKP Plants New Edible Garden at 5710

The CKP is hard at work planning and creating a new edible plant garden at 5710 S. Woodlawn, the University’s Multicultural Center.  In partnership with the students at 5710, CKP has dedicated the garden to Timuel Black, one of Hyde Park’s major leaders in the struggle for racial equality. Along these lines, CKP Director Bart […]


A series of Community Workshops Brought to You by The Civic Knowledge Project Go green and save money at the same time! Come to our FREE workshops and learn how you can better respect the Earth, sustain the future, beautify your life, and save, rather than spend. You will be helping your children and their […]

Sustainability Savings! Going Green Can Save You Money! A new community workshop series brought to you by the Civic Knowledge Project

The University of Chicago is home to some pretty smart people.  And they want you to be smart too–by going green and saving money at the same time.  Come to our FREE community workshops and learn how you can better respect the Earth, sustain the future, beautify your life, and save, rather than spend.  And […]

Have a cookie and a quote; It only matters if you vote!

Don’t miss the story at What a great group of young people!  And what great partners–thanks Dorothy, Chris, Qiyamah, and Alper House!

Cookies and Conversation today, Nov. 3, from 4:30-5:30 at Meadville-Lombard Theological School

Please join the young people from the Woodlawn Youth Solutions Program for a discussion of the election, civic knowledge, and their new club, which has them cooking up some wonderful local and organic–and highly educational–treats! Woodlawn Youth Solutions is a joint program of the Civic Knowledge Project, the youth center at the Christ’s Way MB […]