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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Starting Off 2016 with Energy & Enthusiasm at CCGA Conference

Imagine the sight as 250 community gardeners from all over Chicago gathered at the South Shore Cultural Center on March 5th for the 4th CCGA Spring Conference. Inside the inspiring venue where we convened once again to see our friends …

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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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A Greenhouse Extravaganza!

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!

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

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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4th CCGA Annual Conference Announced – Saturday March 5th – South Shore Cultural Center

The 4th CCGA annual conference is at the South Shore Cultural Center on Saturday March 5th at 9am. Registration is now open here. The cost to attend is $10 to help cover our costs and payment can be made when …

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Harvest Potluck Brunch & CCGA Coordinating Meeting

The next CCGA coordinating meeting is this weekend, Saturday, November 14th from 10:00 to Noon at the Center For Green Technology, 445 N Sacramento Blvd. We will celebrate the end of the summer growing season together and welcome fall with …

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