2017 CEGA Awards

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Congratulations to all the 2017 Chicago Excellence in Gardening Award (CEGA) winners! Here is the Hermitage Street Garden displaying their 2017 CEGA award sign! You can view photos of other gardens displaying their new CEGA signs HERE. Special thanks go …

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Next CCGA Coordinating Meeting – Monday Nov. 27, 6:00pm

The next CCGA Coordinating Meeting is Monday November 27th at 6:00pm at the Chicago Center for Green Technology CCGT at 445 N. Sacramento Blvd. The main item agenda is planning for the 2018 conference. We will meet on the 2nd …

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Free Fall Compost Workshops – Saturday Nov. 4th & Nov. 11th

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COMPOSTING IN PUBLIC SPACES – Sharing What We’ve Learned NeighborSpace garden leaders and stakeholders, in partnership with sponsor Hills Brothers Coffee, are hosting two free hands-on community composting education days. Community gardeners and community composters are invited to join us …

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Annual Greenhouse Clean-up at CCGT

In a month or so frost will be biting at our herbs and vegetables that are not cold hardy, and many gardeners will be ready to catch their breath again, but greenhouse prep has already begun. It’s time to shelter …

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Sept. 29 Plant Distribution – Largest Yet for CCGA

This year it was over 6000 plants on two trucks, the first from Elite Growers and the next to arrive, the Scott Byron & Co. truck, pulling a trailer. It had to be piled higher than last year to hold …

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New Horizons Community Garden Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary

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On Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 New Horizons Community Garden held a get-together to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the garden! Present and former leaders of the garden spoke about its history; shown here are three we could capture (from left …

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Bulb Distribution Was Last for 2017

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Bulbs! On Saturday October 21, the CCGA Resources Committee distributed 5600 allium, tulip and daffodil bulbs to over seventy Chicago community gardens. The Resources Committee purchased the bulbs using funds previously received from the gardeners in the form of registration …

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Fermentation Workshop – Saturday November 4th – 10am at CCGT – CANCELLED

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UPDATE 10/31: We’re sorry to announce that the Fermentation Workshop scheduled for this Saturday, November 4 has been postponed due to low registration. Please stay tuned for a new date next growing season. Thanks everyone for your interest! The CCGA …

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CCGA 2017 Fall Bulb Distribution – Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 9:30am

The CCGA Resources Committee will holds its annual fall bulb distribution on: Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 9:30am Chicago Center for Green Technology (CCGT) 445 North Sacramento Boulevard We hope that you can stop by to receive a nice sampling …

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Next CCGA Coordinating Meeting – Tuesday Oct. 24, 6:30pm

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The next CCGA Coordinating Meeting is Tuesday October 24th at 6:30pm at the Chicago Center for Green Technology CCGT at 445 N. Sacramento Blvd. The main item agenda is venue location for the 2018 conference and follow-up from our first …

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