Monthly Archives: February 2016

Public Transit Options to the 4th CCGA Conference

Breakfast starts at 9am and workshops start at 10am. CTA Bus – #6 Jackson Park Express This bus starts downtown in the loop around Michigan & Wacker and stops right outside the SSCC. Saturday Morning Schedule – The following #6 …

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Making Pullman a Sustainable Community

Sunday, February 28th 3pm-5pm in the Historic Pullman Center, 614 E, 113th St. The Historic Pullman Garden Club is sponsoring this presentation by Tom Shepherd of the South East Environmental Task Force. Gardens…and especially Community Gardens are a very important …

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Need Rain Barrels for Your Community Garden?

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Resource Committee guru Robert Hart, who will co-present the Compost Bin Building Workshop at the March 5 CCGA Annual Conference, has an offer for you, community gardeners! Call Robert at 773-656-8377 if you need rain barrels. Get ’em now while …

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MidFEx Grafting Workshop – Fruit Trees for Your Garden – Sunday April 3rd

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The single best resource for growing fruit trees in community gardens in the Chicago area – MidFEx is a club of fruit tree growers located here in Chicago. The MidFEx grafting workshop will be held this year at the Chicago …

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A Greenhouse Extravaganza!

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In early February, Lucia Jastrzebski, proprietor of a commercial greenhouse in our area, gave CCGA three truckloads of garden-related items, including hundreds of flats and inserts for seed starting, many kinds of pots, tools, tomato supports and much more. The …

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A Garage Bonanza!

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In early January, long-time community garden supporter Mary Hill contacted the Resource Committee to ask if we would be interested in the contents of her garage. We had a great time with Mary going through her accumulation of garden-related materials, …

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CCGA Conference Centerpieces

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On a cold gray day in early February, the Logistics Committee for the CCGA Annual Conference got together and made gorgeous centerpieces out of plants grown by the Resources Committee. Check out the photo above: Gina Jamison, Philip Englert, Angela …

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