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City Gardeners to Receive Awards The Chicago Excellence in Gardening Awards (CEGA) presentation is to be held September 24, 2017 at the Chicago Cultural Center from 2pm to 4pm. Doors open at 1pm. ​The Cultural Center is located at: 78 …

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s urban agriculture education and jobs-training initiative Windy City Harvest is offering short courses in sustainable urban agriculture. Classes range from 4-12 weeks, on Saturdays from 9am-noon or 1pm-3pm. Tuition cost is income-based between $150-$600. Edible Landscaping …

The next CCGA Coordinating Meeting will be Tuesday, September 19th 2017 at 5:30pm at the Hermitage Street Garden 5643 S. Hermitage, Chicago IL 60636. Our host in this beautiful community garden will be Cordia Pugh and our focus will be …

Are you a garden leader or volunteer interested in co-creating a vision and plan for the CCGA as an organization? Your input is needed! Now that summer is winding down and before we start planning for our 6th annual conference …

Farm & Value-Added Food Business Training – October 26-27

Urban Farming is a Business! Join the Midwest Urban Farming Institute for an 2-day intensive training for start-up or continuing urban farmers and value-added food producers looking to create a sustainable business. Seeking direction, a business model, a good plan, …

 

Garfield Park Conservatory 2017 Calendar Photo Contest: Deadline Oct. 5

If you’re a budding photographer or just a little snap-happy, we urge you to share why you love Garfield Park Conservatory with us! Enter our 2017 Calendar Photo Contest and your photo could be featured in our inaugural 2018 print …

 

Summer Plant Distributions A Big Success

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It’s said that one of the greatest gifts you can give is your time, and CCGA has immense gratitude for the volunteers that have given time and energy to our plant distributions and helped in our gardens this summer! We …

 

Ravinia Night in the Garden – Saturday, Sept. 16, 5pm

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Join us for the 4th Annual Ravinia Night in the Kuumba Tre-Ahm Community Garden fundraiser! Enjoy a beautiful evening in the garden including live music, a silent auction, and refreshments. This year’s annual fundraiser will showcase Kuumba Tre-Ahm’s newest plants, …

 

CCGA Fall Perennial Distribution – Friday, Sept. 29

The prestigious landscape company Scott Byron & Co. will once again coordinate the collection and delivery of donated perennials and shrubs for the CCGA Resources Fall Perennial Distribution. Who: For all Chicago Community Gardens. One group of plants per garden, …

 

U of I Extension – Season Extension Mini Tunnel Build Out Workshop – Saturday August 19

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Have you wanted to build a season extension structure for your raised bed garden, but not sure how to do it right? Join U of I Extension Educator Zack Grant as he takes you step by step in constructing a …

 

Grown in Chicago: Summer Soireé & Showcase – Thursday August 10th

Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) invites you to the 3rd annual Grown in Chicago: Summer Soirée & Showcase! This unique evening features an urban farm-to-table dinner incorporating produce grown right here in Chicago, including from the fields of Gardeneers, The …