Farm & Value-Added Food Business Training – October 26-27

Urban Farming is a Business! Join the Midwest Urban Farming Institute for an 2-day intensive training for start-up or continuing urban farmers and value-added food producers looking to create a sustainable business. Seeking direction, a business model, a good plan, …

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Windy City Harvest Short Courses in Sustainable Urban Agriculture

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s urban agriculture education and jobs-training initiative Windy City Harvest is offering short courses in sustainable urban agriculture. Classes range from 4-12 weeks, on Saturdays from 9am-noon or 1pm-3pm. Tuition cost is income-based between $150-$600. Edible Landscaping …

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U of I Extension – Season Extension Mini Tunnel Build Out Workshop – Saturday August 19

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Have you wanted to build a season extension structure for your raised bed garden, but not sure how to do it right? Join U of I Extension Educator Zack Grant as he takes you step by step in constructing a …

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July 8th Beneficial Insects Workshop Was Well Attended

The CCGA Education team brought an important and necessary topic to gardeners and presenter Allen Lawrance from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum hit all the sweet spots of gardening with and for beneficial insects. Folks were clearly interested in the …

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June Culinary Herb Workshop a Success

Sarah Mallin, a chef and caterer of very creative ability and inventive and inspired food preparation gave a workshop: Growing Herbs for Flavor, Nutrition, and Health, presented by CCGA’s Education Committee on Saturday June 10th 2017. Sarah led off the …

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Growing Herbs for Flavor, Nutrition, and Health – Workshop Saturday June 10th at 10am

The CCGA Education Committee is hosting a new culinary herb workshop! Learn how to grow, cook, preserve and make simple home remedies with herbs in this informative and tasty workshop about the wide range of herbs easily grown in our …

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AUA’s Cultural Heritage Spring Gathering in Little Village – Saturday May 20th

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Cultural heritage panel! Seed swap! Community slideshow of urban farms and gardens! Potluck! Chicken care workshop! Know Your Rights Resource Table! Come together with us to enjoy all this and more at AUA’s Cultural Heritage Spring Gathering! We hope you …

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Master Urban Farmer Training Program Spring/Summer Session 2017

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The University of Illinois Extension has just announced an Urban Ag training program being held on 12 consecutive Wednesdays from May 10th through July 26th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Location:  the Children’s Farm at The Center, 12700 S. Southwest Highway, …

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Montrose Metra Community Garden – 2017 Green & Growing Speaker Series

Presented by Montrose Metra Community Gardens, the Ravenswood Manor Garden Club and Chicago Public Library At The Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago IL 60625 Monday, March 20 at 7pm In the Garden: What’s New, What’s Old and …

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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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