Natasha Nicholes holding tomatoes from her urban garden in West Pullman. Lee Edwards/Block Club Chicago

Homestead In The City? How This Chicago Mom Embraced Living Off The Land On The Far South Side

Natasha Nicholes wanted her neighbors to get out of their houses and talk to one another — and through her farm, she's made it happen.

Roseland, Pullman Primary category in which blog post is published
Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published

Logan Square Parking Spots Get A Green Makeover For A Day — And Firm Hopes To Make It Permanent

"You get the great benefit of having trees and shrubs as opposed to concrete and flood water," the owner of the design firm said. "It would go a long way in making Logan Square a greener place."

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Watch ‘The Voice’ Alum Meagan McNeal Wow CTA Green Line Riders With An Impromptu House Performance

The South Side mother of two performed DJ Dennis Ferrer's "Hey Hey," with her baby boy in a sling, delighting CTA passengers.