Introducing ‘Speed Gardening’ Mini-Sessions!

After lunch at the conference, we are hosting a new event we’ve called “speed gardening.” We invite you, the gardening community, to claim a table to present your own hands-on activity or mini-session to share with other gardeners! Each presenter …

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Call for Volunteers for 2018 CCGA Annual Gardeners Conference

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!! We need approximately 25 Volunteers to assist with one or more position(s) for our CCGA Annual Gardeners Conference on March 3, 2018. Attendance at a 2-Hour Orientation Session is required with two dates to choose from: Saturday, …

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6th Annual CCGA Gardeners Conference – Saturday March 3rd 2018

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Save the Date for the 6th Annual CCGA Gardeners Conference: Saturday, March 3, 2018 We’re excited to announce that our 6th Annual Conference, Garden to Garden: Bringing People Together Through Growing Together, will be on Saturday, March 3 at Kennedy-King …

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Request for Workshop Proposals for CCGA 6th Annual Conference

Share your knowledge and enthusiasm! CCGA is seeking proposals for educational workshops for our 6th Annual Conference to be held on on Saturday March 3, 2018. The theme is: Garden to Garden: Bringing People Together Through Growing Together Workshops will …

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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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