CCGA SECOND PERENNIAL PLANT DISTRIBUTION Elite Growers does it again! Elite is donating another group of perennials to CCGA! FRIDAY, August 12, 2016 New Horizons Community Garden 401 S. Central Park (southeast corner of Van Buren and Central Park) Note: Parking is available …

North Lawndale Youth Will Travel To White House To Accept Environmental Award Children from Chicago Youth Centers’ ABC Polk Bros. Youth Center to be recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for their community garden. CHICAGO, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On August 15, …

Tickets are now on sale for Advocates for Urban Agriculture’s 2nd Annual Grown in Chicago: Summer Soiree & Showcase!  This is a unique event to celebrate the urban agriculture community and continue to propel it forward.   Live Music, Local Beverages, …

If you want to help Save the Bees please help by taking the Chicago Farm and Garden Pollinator Survey.   Our friend Becky Tonietto would like to know what your garden does to attract and support pollinators and ways you …

Free Mulch for Community Gardens Year Round

The City of Chicago offers free mulch year-round at five Streets & Sanitation locations.  Mulch is available on a first come, first served basis.  Take your own containers and shovels. 4101 North Oak Park Avenue (Chicago Read Center) Grand and …

 

CCGA Coordinating Meeting – Monday August 29th 2016 at 6:30pm at CCGT Offices

Please join us at 6:30pm Monday August 29th at the Chicago Center for Green Technology at 445 N. Sacramento Blvd. The meeting agenda includes: CCGA committee reports and preliminary planning for the 2017 CCGA Annual Conference.  Bring a snack or …

 

CCGA Resources Committee June-July Plant Distributions

The Resources Committee held two Mini Distributions of vegetable and ornamental annual plant material in June, with more than 25 community gardens participating in each. Nick Michaud of Westover Farms donated beautiful vegetable seedlings as well as many flats of …

 

Iced Tea Social Saturday July 16th Noon to 5pm at Fulton Street Flower & Vegetable Garden

Hello CCGA’ers, here is another event that’s just too good to miss and is happening right in the City on Chicago’s West Side. Stop by to support our fellow community gardeners and grab something to drink and eat fresh food …

 

First Annual Uptown Garden Walk – Saturday, July 16, 2016

The beauty of Uptown’s gardens is reflective of its diverse and vibrant community members. The First Annual Uptown Garden Walk provides residents an opportunity to explore the various unique identities of the neighborhood. Garden Walk participants will explore gardens that …

 

CCGA Summer 2016 Perennial Distribution – Friday, July 22, 2016

CCGA PERENNIAL PLANT DISTRIBUTION COMING UP! Our friends at Elite Growers will be providing the CCGA Resources Committee with perennials for distribution to community gardeners later this month. FRIDAY, July  22, 2016 New Horizons Community Garden 401 S. Central Park …