U of I Extension – Season Extension Mini Tunnel Build Out Workshop – Saturday August 19

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Have you wanted to build a season extension structure for your raised bed garden, but not sure how to do it right? Join U of I Extension Educator Zack Grant as he takes you step by step in constructing a …

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Summer Gardening at Leland School in Austin

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Join friends and neighbors for conversation, fun and gardening in Austin! All are welcome! No previous gardening experience required. Kids 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Be sure to wear sunscreen and bring water to stay hydrated. …

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Children’s Theater at Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden

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A Tale of Three Sisters: Uptown teenagers perform Native American legend in an urban garden and grow the stage set! Teenagers in Uptown have a unique summer job at Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden as they work for Green Scene Chicago, …

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July 8th Beneficial Insects Workshop Was Well Attended

The CCGA Education team brought an important and necessary topic to gardeners and presenter Allen Lawrance from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum hit all the sweet spots of gardening with and for beneficial insects. Folks were clearly interested in the …

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Fifteen Gardens at the July 15 Mini-Distribution

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Fifteen community gardens were represented at the Saturday, July 15 Mini-Distribution. Lots of vegetable seedlings, native plants, and ornamentals were distributed without cost, and—best of all—it was a great opportunity for all gardeners to compare notes and stories. Community gardeners …

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June Culinary Herb Workshop a Success

Sarah Mallin, a chef and caterer of very creative ability and inventive and inspired food preparation gave a workshop: Growing Herbs for Flavor, Nutrition, and Health, presented by CCGA’s Education Committee on Saturday June 10th 2017. Sarah led off the …

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CCGA Summer Perennial Plant Distribution – Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

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Elite Growers will once again donate over a thousand perennials for distribution to Chicago Community Gardens and the CCGA Resources Committee has planned another large plant distribution for Friday July 21st at 10:30am, see the full details below.

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Beneficial Insects for the Garden – Workshop Saturday July 8th at 10am

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The CCGA Education Committee is hosting a new workshop! Do you need an army of green lacewings, a crew of lady beetles, or a stagmomantid team to help in your garden? Come meet the good bugs that provide natural pest …

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Growing Herbs for Flavor, Nutrition, and Health – Workshop Saturday June 10th at 10am

The CCGA Education Committee is hosting a new culinary herb workshop! Learn how to grow, cook, preserve and make simple home remedies with herbs in this informative and tasty workshop about the wide range of herbs easily grown in our …

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Report of Resources Mini-Distribution on Sunday May 21st

The CCGA Resources Committee received donated plant material that it wanted to pass along to community gardeners this last weekend, and it went off nicely, even with short notice. There were representatives from seventeen community gardens, and they picked up …

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