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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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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USDA Grants for Projects in Cook County – Deadlines January 20 and March 20

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Illinois State Conservationist Ivan Dozier announced that the U. S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will offer special funding for individuals and groups who produce agricultural crops in Cook County. 2016 was the first year NRCS offered an …

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Pullman Garden Club 2017 Winter Lecture Series – Sunday Jan. 22nd

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Please join the Historic Pullman Garden Club, the Pullman State Historic Site and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency for the first presentation in the garden club’s 2017 Winter Lecture Series: “Building Garden Communities.” Christopher Weber, an environmental organizer and freelance journalist, …

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Winter Classes Offered at Garfield Park Conservatory

Winter is a great time to relax, repair and get ready for the next growing season. Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance is offering an array of classes this winter to help get you prepared for the next growing season. All of the …

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Call for Workshop Proposals for 2017 CCGA Annual Conference

Share Your Skills!  CCGA is seeking proposals for workshops to be presented at the CCGA annual conference on Saturday March 25th 2017. We welcome those interested to submit a response to our RFP. Presentations must be rooted in current “best …

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Gardeners Grow Communities: Save the Date for the 2017 CCGA Annual Conference – Saturday March 25th

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Save the date for our 5th Annual Spring Conference! For the latest Conference Details click HERE. This year, our workshops and discussions will build on the theme of Gardeners Grow Communities. We look forward to sharing the details as we develop the programming …

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Report on Sustainability Solutions Workshop Showcase at the IIT Institute of Design

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The Sustainability Solutions Workshop Showcase presented at the IIT Institute of Design highlighted the innovations and challenges of local food systems. On November 30, students presented their projects to an audience composed of other students, faculty, and invited participants from interested …

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