ANOTHER PERENNIAL DISTRIBUTION The CCGA Resources Committee will hold the final big perennial distribution of 2016 TO PRE-REGISTER, EMAIL THE FOLLOWING TO mamie@uic.edu : 1)Name of Contact, 2) Name of Garden, 3) Address/Location of Garden Here are the details: When:    Friday, September 30, 2016     …

Sunday September 18, Mamie Grey, LaVerne Morris and Ellen Newcomer from the CCGA Resources committee met a group of ten high school students from different Chicago-area high schools. All of them participating in a service club started by a very …

Join us to learn how to organize all aspects of the garden from recruiting members and gaining supporters to practical ways to self organize including using apps to keep track of projects. We will also work together to create a …

Tour the Hermitage Street Community and Veterans Gardens in Englewood.  Meet at Miles Davis Magnet Academy, 6740 South Paulina Ave.   Contact Bea Jasper at 312-479-0110 for more details.        

Rush University Medical Center Makes Large Perennial Donation to CCGA

Thanks to the efforts of one of CCGA’s most able and knowledgeable community gardeners, May Toy, the CCGA Resources Committee received permission from Rush Hospital to dig out large, drought-resistant perennials from a Rush site earlier this month.  For six …

 

Big Turnout at CCGA’s Second 2016 Perennial Distribution!

Despite the hot, muggy and threatening weather, representatives from 84 community gardens came to the CCGA Resources Committee’s Second 2016 Perennial Distribution at New Horizons Garden!  Each community garden representative received over thirty plants.  Elite Growers again provided over 2600 …

 

North Lawndale Youth Will Travel To White House To Accept Environmental Award

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, …

 

Advocates for Urban Agriculture’s 2nd Annual Grown in Chicago: Summer Soiree & Showcase – Thursday August 11th

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, …

 

Support Local Bees – Chicago Farm and Garden Pollinator Survey!

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 …

 

ANOTHER CCGA Perennial Plant Distribution Friday, August 12, 2016

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 …