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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Grown in Chicago: Summer Soireé & Showcase – Thursday August 10th

Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) invites you to the 3rd annual Grown in Chicago: Summer Soirée & Showcase! This unique evening features an urban farm-to-table dinner incorporating produce grown right here in Chicago, including from the fields of Gardeneers, The …

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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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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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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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Next CCGA Coordinating Meeting – Tuesday June 27th, 6:30pm

The next CCGA Coordinating Meeting will be Tuesday, June 27th 2017 at 6:30pm at the Chicago Center for Green Technology CCGT at 445 N. Sacramento Blvd. and our focus will be reporting from our June 3rd membership retreat, the venue …

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Report of Resources May 6th Veggie/Herb Distribution

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It wasn’t hard to gauge the level of interest and commitment to gardening in Chicago Saturday, May 6, as representatives from about 105 community gardens from all over the city gathered for CCGA’s mostly veggie distribution. With over 6000 seedlings …

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