Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse Annual Plant Sale – Sat. May 20 & Sun. May 21 – 10am-2pm

The Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse will offer more than 150 varieties of organically-grown vegetable, herb, and flower seedlings. Customers can expect a wide variety of open-pollinated and heirloom tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants. Other highlights include an assortment of herbs, greens …

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CCGA Annual Spring Vegetable & Flower Distribution – Saturday, May 6 @ 10am!

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Community gardeners, please join us on May 6 for our Annual Spring Vegetable and Flower Seedling Distribution! This season, the CCGA Resources committee has cultivated 28 varieties of Tomatoes! We’ll also have eggplant, peppers, parsley, chives, hyssop, clary sage, brussel …

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CCGA Resources Annual Spring Distribution & Workshop April 8th

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On a delightful, sunny morning, a day to open windows and let fresh air in, a welcome spring day after several days of rain, the GGCA Resources committee held its Annual Spring distribution April 8th. The morning began with a …

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It’s the First CCGA Seedling Distribution of 2017!

Join us on April 8 at 10:00am for the first CCGA plant distribution of the year. Following a short presentation, a nice assortment of spring annuals will be available including pansies, violas, linaria, calendula, cerinthe, anemones, and alyssum. These annuals …

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Fruit Trees for Your Community Garden

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  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

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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

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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

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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!

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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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