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CCGA distributes 4,000 vegetable seedlings to 101 community gardeners

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The CCGA Resources Committee thanks everyone who came to one of the two sites on May 9th and 16th to pick up a boxful (or basketful) of vegetable seedlings to plant in their community gardens. Thanks to generous donations from …

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CCGA Receives Generous Plant Donation from Macy’s Flower Show

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The CCGA Resources Committee asked, and was granted permission, to visit Macy’s after hours earlier this month to pick up almost eight hundred tropical plants that had been part of the Macy’s Spring Flower Show. Our thanks go to R. …

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“Spring Flowers Galore” a big success

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Almost seventy community gardeners gathered on April 11 to discuss 2015 goals for each of the six CCGA committees – Communications, Development, Education, Shared Resources, Volunteer Coordination and Membership. It was an excellent brainstorming session. Details and a meeting date …

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Window Boxes take flight at O’Hare

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The community gardeners of CCGA are making their mark at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. This past week, the CCGA Resources Committee, assisted by the Austin Green Team and by NeighborSpace, designed window boxes including flower and vegetable plantings. They used …

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Bold Urban Renaissance Network – Microgrant Due April 24th

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The Bold Urban Renaissance Network (B.U.R.N.) is accepting submissions for the spring cycle of their Chicago Community Grant Program through April 24th. What is the Chicago Community Grant Program? This program engages grassroots programs being run in Chicago, or by …

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Next CCGA Meeting – April 11th – Spring into 2015

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The CCGA will meet again on Saturday, April 11th at the Chicago Center for Green Technology. RSVP and details here. The March 7th CCGA Annual Conference was a great success, with over 220 community gardeners and friends attending to enjoy …

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2015 Gathering – THIS is CCGA!

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On Saturday, March 7th, over 220 gardeners representing more than 90 community gardens gathered for workshops, seed swapping, and fellowship at the 3rd Annual CCGA Gathering. Thanks to all who came. We have shared some pictures below. We encourage you …

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CCGA: What we did in 2014, and what’s coming in 2015.

Happy New Season, Chicago community Gardeners! We want to bring you up to date on CCGA‘s 2014 activities as well as our plans for 2015. In early 2014, CCGA formed an Interim Steering Committee which has updated the website, written …

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Corona Cares tool grants available

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Corona offers a very limited number of landscape tool grants to gardens on a first-come, first-served basis. The application is very simple.

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Honor MLK through food justice

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KAM Isaiah Israel’s Social Justice Committee is presenting the 6th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Food Justice and Sustainability Weekend, with a focus this year on ‘Climate Change and Civil Rights.’ Learn more about this exciting, informative, and free three-day …

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