Monthly Archives: December 2016

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: …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Next CCGA Coordinating Meeting – Saturday January 21, 10am at Breakthrough FamilyPlex

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 …

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Call for Workshop Proposals for 2017 CCGA Annual Conference

Share Your Skills!  CCGA is seeking proposals for workshops to be presented at the CCGA annual conference on Saturday March 25th 2017. We welcome those interested to submit a response to our RFP. Presentations must be rooted in current “best …

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Gardeners Grow Communities: Save the Date for the 2017 CCGA Annual Conference – Saturday March 25th

Save the date for our 5th Annual Spring Conference! For the latest Conference Details click HERE. 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 …

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Report on Sustainability Solutions Workshop Showcase at the IIT Institute of Design

The Sustainability Solutions Workshop Showcase presented at the IIT Institute of Design highlighted the innovations and challenges of local food systems. On November 30, students presented their projects to an audience composed of other students, faculty, and invited participants from interested …

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