Fruit Trees for Your Community Garden

  If you want some apple, pear or plum trees for your community garden or want to find out what grafting fruit tress is all about then do attend the Midwest Fruit Explorers (MidFEx)  grafting workshop on Sunday March 26, …

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March Seed Starting Workshop a Big Success

A capacity crowd of ninety-one community gardeners and friends attended the Resource Committee’s morning workshop March 4 at the Center for Green Technology!  Additional chairs were placed in the aisles on either side of the room and at the back …

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CCGA Seed Starting Workshop Saturday March 4th, 2017

Begin the Garden Season with a Seed Starting Workshop The CCGA Resources Committee is putting together “starter kits” of twenty different kinds of 2017 vegetable seeds* carefully chosen and purchased by us from reputable companies like Johnny’s Seeds. The Starter …

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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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Holiday Plant Sale Wrap Up & Growing Tips

Avid CCGA gardeners don’t stop growing things when temperatures fall and days shorten. Folks came out in the snowy weather to the Holiday Plant Sale last weekend at the Center for Green Technology and found warm cider from NeighborSpace and packs …

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CCGA Holiday Houseplant Sale!

The Resources Committee has grown lots of houseplants that gardeners will enjoy. Come see our selection: little chartreuse Monterey cypress trees, unusual begonias, striking succulents, dracaenas, starry flower euphorbias, and good “air cleaner” plants like spathiphyllum (peace lilies) and asparagus …

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‘Last Call’ Tropical Plant Distribution

Friday November 11th the CCGA held a new kind of distribution, making tropical plants available to any interested community gardener for a small fee, just $5 per person. It was our one and only “Last Call” signaled not by flashing …

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We are Not Done Yet – Tropical Plant Distribution – Friday November 11th at 10am

We’re not done yet! We have more plants to get to our gardeners, so ATTENTION PLANT LOVERS… The CCGA Resources Committee has received several end-of-the-season donations of beautiful tropical plants that could be wintered over as house plants including some …

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4,800 Bulbs Distributed to Community Gardens in Final Distribution of 2016

Combining history and horticulture, the CCGA held its final plant distribution of the year on October 15 in the Garfield Park Conservatory’s Jensen Room. We were greeted on Saturday morning not with rain and soggy fields, but with beautiful – and …

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Final CCGA Perennial Distribution for 2016 A Big Success!

On Friday September 30, CCGA volunteers showed up early in the morning at New Horizons Community Garden to prepare for the CCGA Resource Committee’s final Perennial Distribution of the year. Scott Byron’s (really) long truck arrived at 8:30, and was bursting with a multitude of pots of …

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