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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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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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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Next CCGA Coordinating Meeting – Saturday March 18, 10am at CCGT

The next CCGA Coordinating Meeting is Saturday March 18th at 10am at the Chicago Center for Green Technology CCGT at 445 N. Sacramento Blvd. and will be our final planning meeting before the 2017 Annual Conference. We’ll meet on the …

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CCGA Conference Coming Up!

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When: Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9am-2pm Location: Breakthough FamilyPlex, 3219 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60624 Workshops • Panel Discussion • Exhibitors • Seed Distribution Idea Sharing • Continental Breakfast • Delicious Lunch Door Prizes • Community Building Workshops, …

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CCGA Education Committee Meeting – Friday, February 17

Join us! The Education Committee will meet on Friday, February 17th at 10am at the Richard M. Daley Branch Library in Humboldt Park at 733 N. Kedzie, Chicago, IL 60612. Parking is available, and it is accessible via the CTA Bus #52 and …

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2017 Spring Garden Events

Wild Things 2017 Conference Saturday, February 18 2017 9am – 6pm This is the seventh biennial Wild Things Conference, bringing together volunteers, advocates, citizen scientists, researchers, and nature enthusiasts from across the Chicago region. We look forward to welcoming you …

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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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2017 Grants Available to Gardens

Illinois School yard Habitat Action Grant Program Deadline: November 30, 2017 These grants are focused on conservation practices, so funding may not apply to the vegetable production but might help with native perennial planting and supporting the triple B’s (Birds, …

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