Introducing ‘Speed Gardening’ Mini-Sessions!

After lunch at the conference, we are hosting a new event we’ve called “speed gardening.” We invite you, the gardening community, to claim a table to present your own hands-on activity or mini-session to share with other gardeners! Each presenter …

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Graft Fruit Trees for Your Community Garden – Sunday March 25th

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Join the Midwest Fruit Explorers (MidFEx) and find out what grafting fruit tress is all about. Learn the the whys and hows with experienced grafters. There will be an impressive amount of scion wood available for grafting. The purpose of …

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CANCELLED – Garden Tool Workshop – Saturday February 10th at 10am

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Due to weather conditions, the CCGA Resources Committee Tool Distribution, Saturday, 02/10/18, has been cancelled.  Please watch your emails for the rescheduling of the Tool Distribution.   The CCGA Resources & Education Committees jointly present a new workshop for Chicago …

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Good Food EXPO – Request for Workshop Proposals

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Calling all urban growers, composters, keepers of livestock, and chefs! The request for Good Food Commons workshop proposals is now open! As part of the Good Food EXPO March 23-24, these workshops aim to cultivate attendees’ curiosity through informal 30 …

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Windy City Harvest Workshops Announced

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The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Windy City Harvest has announced workshops and classes that are a good fit for community gardeners. Crop Planning Workshop – Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 $75, 9am-3pm w/ an hour long lunch break @ 2800 S. Western …

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Garden Tool Workshop For Community Gardeners – Saturday February 10, 2018

The CCGA Resources and Education Committees are jointly present a new workshop for Chicago community gardeners. Edde Jones, Program Director of Greencorps, will teach us tool safety; we will also have a demonstration on the maintenance of basic gardening tools. …

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Request for Workshop Proposals for CCGA 6th Annual Conference

Share your knowledge and enthusiasm! CCGA is seeking proposals for educational workshops for our 6th Annual Conference to be held on on Saturday March 3, 2018. The theme is: Garden to Garden: Bringing People Together Through Growing Together Workshops will …

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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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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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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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