New Community Garden Work Day List

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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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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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Another Perennial Distribution – Friday, September 30, 2016

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ANOTHER PERENNIAL DISTRIBUTION The CCGA Resources Committee will hold the final big perennial distribution of 2016 TO PRE-REGISTER, EMAIL THE FOLLOWING TO mamie@uic.edu : 1)Name of Contact, 2) Name of Garden, 3) Address/Location of Garden Here are the details: When:    Friday, September 30, 2016     …

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Big Turnout at CCGA’s Second 2016 Perennial Distribution!

Despite the hot, muggy and threatening weather, representatives from 84 community gardens came to the CCGA Resources Committee’s Second 2016 Perennial Distribution at New Horizons Garden!  Each community garden representative received over thirty plants.  Elite Growers again provided over 2600 …

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ANOTHER CCGA Perennial Plant Distribution Friday, August 12, 2016

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CCGA SECOND PERENNIAL PLANT DISTRIBUTION Elite Growers does it again! Elite is donating another group of perennials to CCGA! FRIDAY, August 12, 2016 New Horizons Community Garden 401 S. Central Park (southeast corner of Van Buren and Central Park) Note: Parking is available …

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CCGA Resources Committee June-July Plant Distributions

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The Resources Committee held two Mini Distributions of vegetable and ornamental annual plant material in June, with more than 25 community gardens participating in each. Nick Michaud of Westover Farms donated beautiful vegetable seedlings as well as many flats of …

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New Chicago Park District Garden – Community Roots Demonstration & Community Garden

The Community Roots Demonstration & Community Garden will formally open to the public on June 11 of this year with a full day of festivities to kick off the beginning of the programming season. Located in Skinner Park on the …

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A Greenhouse Extravaganza!

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In early February, Lucia Jastrzebski, proprietor of a commercial greenhouse in our area, gave CCGA three truckloads of garden-related items, including hundreds of flats and inserts for seed starting, many kinds of pots, tools, tomato supports and much more. The …

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CCGA Conference Centerpieces

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On a cold gray day in early February, the Logistics Committee for the CCGA Annual Conference got together and made gorgeous centerpieces out of plants grown by the Resources Committee. Check out the photo above: Gina Jamison, Philip Englert, Angela …

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4th CCGA Annual Conference Announced – Saturday March 5th – South Shore Cultural Center

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The 4th CCGA annual conference is at the South Shore Cultural Center on Saturday March 5th at 9am. Registration is now open here. The cost to attend is $10 to help cover our costs and payment can be made when …

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