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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

 

Veggie Bingo is Back at the Hideout!

Come Support CCGA on Wed. June 15th! Wednesdays, June 15th to August 31st, 5:30-8:00 pm Once again, NeighborSpace, The Hideout, and Soup & Bread are partnering to present Veggie Bingo. Every Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 8pm, local celebrity callers …

 

KAM Isaiah Israel Farm & Food Forest School

2016 Summer Session Interested in learning about urban ag? How to grow food? How to design and install a food forest? Then please join us for any or all of eight free workshops this July and August at KAM Isaiah …

 

Micro-grants Opportunity to Help Fight Hunger in Chicago

The CHIditarod Foundation is accepting applications from organizations whose mission is related to alleviating hunger, addressing food insecurity, and/or improving the lives of the public through education, food or hunger relief in the metropolitan Chicago area. Smaller, community-led organizations are especially …

 

CCGA Resources Committee Spring Vegetable Distributions: Grow On!

5000 vegetable and flower seedlings and 135 community gardens; those are the statistics for this year’s Resources Committee distributions on May 7 and May 14.  The Resources Committee grew the seedlings in the Center for Green Technology greenhouse, and then distributed …

 

Support Seed Sharing Activities – Keep Agribusiness & Government Out of Seed Exchanges

The Illinois Stewardship Alliance has been trying to pass legislation exempting seed sharing activities from requirements of the commercial seed law. On April 29th the Illinois state Senate Bill 3130 just passed and now is off to the House and …