The next CCGA Coordinating Meeting is Saturday January 21 at 10am at the Breakthrough FamilyPlex. Please join for our next coordinating meeting at the Breakthrough FamilyPlex, 3219 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60624. This is the site of the 2017 Annual …

Save the date for our 5th Annual Spring Conference! This year, our workshops and discussions will build on the theme of Gardeners Grow Communities. We look forward to sharing the details as we develop the programming for what promises to be another wonderful …

Illinois State Conservationist Ivan Dozier announced that the U. S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will offer special funding for individuals and groups who produce agricultural crops in Cook County. 2016 was the first year NRCS offered an …

Please join the Historic Pullman Garden Club, the Pullman State Historic Site and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency for the first presentation in the garden club’s 2017 Winter Lecture Series: “Building Garden Communities.” Christopher Weber, an environmental organizer and freelance journalist, …

CCGA Resources Committee Meeting – Saturday, January 7, 2017

Join us! The Resources Committee will meet on January 7 at 10am at the Green Tomato  Cafe at 3750 W. Ogden, Chicago, IL 60623. Parking is available, and it is accessible via the CTA Pink Line.  

 

CCGA Education Committee Meeting – Tuesday, January 10

Join us! The Education Committee will meet on January 10 from 4-6 pm at the Logan Square Library at 3030 W. Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647. Parking is available, and it is accessible on the CTA blue line. Agenda items include: …

 

Winter Classes Offered at Garfield Park Conservatory

Winter is a great time to relax, repair and get ready for the next growing season. Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance is offering an array of classes this winter to help get you prepared for the next growing season. All of the …

 

Openlands TreePlanter’s Grant Available – Deadline is January 16th

There is still time to apply for an Openlands TreePlanter’s Grant. This grant is for Chicago residents and organizations like community gardens that would like to facilitate a tree planting on public land within city limits (including CPS property, city …

 

AUA New Years Resolutions Party 1/7/17

Join AUA as we start the new year right – our resolutions are to grow sustainable urban agriculture and its community in our city!   Here’s a great way to kick off a big year – a gathering of Chicago’s Advocates …

 

CCGA and Social Media

Social media describes what we post on websites and apps like Facebook (FB). Think of regular media as a “one way street” where you can read a newspaper or listen to a report, without the ability to give your thoughts …

 

Holiday Plant Sale Wrap Up & Growing Tips

Avid CCGA gardeners don’t stop growing things when temperatures fall and days shorten. Folks came out in the snowy weather to the Holiday Plant Sale last weekend at the Center for Green Technology and found warm cider from NeighborSpace and packs …