New Community Garden Work Day List

Some gardens offer regular opportunities for individuals to participate in work days or events that happen on a regular basis and welcome volunteers. CCGA is maintaining a list of which gardens host such events so if you know of a …

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2017 Grants Available to Gardens

Illinois School yard Habitat Action Grant Program Deadline: November 30, 2017 These grants are focused on conservation practices, so funding may not apply to the vegetable production but might help with native perennial planting and supporting the triple B’s (Birds, …

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Call for Volunteers for CCGA Conference

Can You Help CCGA?  We need approximately 25-30 volunteers to help us on Saturday March 25th at the CCGA Conference.  We need volunteers to assist with CCGA membership, with workshop presenters and for general overall support. Please email Gina Jamison …

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USDA Grants for Projects in Cook County – Deadlines January 20 and March 20

Illinois State Conservationist Ivan Dozier announced that the U. S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will offer special funding for individuals and groups who produce agricultural crops in Cook County. 2016 was the first year NRCS offered an …

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Pullman Garden Club 2017 Winter Lecture Series – Sunday Jan. 22nd

Please join the Historic Pullman Garden Club, the Pullman State Historic Site and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency for the first presentation in the garden club’s 2017 Winter Lecture Series: “Building Garden Communities.” Christopher Weber, an environmental organizer and freelance journalist, …

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Winter Classes Offered at Garfield Park Conservatory

Winter is a great time to relax, repair and get ready for the next growing season. Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance is offering an array of classes this winter to help get you prepared for the next growing season. All of the …

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Openlands TreePlanter’s Grant Available – Deadline is January 16th

There is still time to apply for an Openlands TreePlanter’s Grant. This grant is for Chicago residents and organizations like community gardens that would like to facilitate a tree planting on public land within city limits (including CPS property, city …

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AUA New Years Resolutions Party 1/7/17

Join AUA as we start the new year right – our resolutions are to grow sustainable urban agriculture and its community in our city!   Here’s a great way to kick off a big year – a gathering of Chicago’s Advocates …

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CCGA and Social Media

Social media describes what we post on websites and apps like Facebook (FB). Think of regular media as a “one way street” where you can read a newspaper or listen to a report, without the ability to give your thoughts …

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Next CCGA Coordinating Meeting – Saturday January 21, 10am at Breakthrough FamilyPlex

The next CCGA Coordinating Meeting is Saturday January 21 at 10am at the Breakthrough FamilyPlex. Please join for our next coordinating meeting at the Breakthrough FamilyPlex, 3219 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60624. This is the site of the 2017 Annual …

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