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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Next CCGA Coordinating Meeting – Tuesday February 6, 6:30pm

The next CCGA Coordinating Meeting is Tuesday February 6th at 6:30pm at the Chicago Center for Green Technology CCGT at 445 N. Sacramento Blvd. The main item agenda is final planning for the 2018 conference. We will meet on the …

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6th Annual CCGA Gardeners Conference – Saturday March 3rd 2018

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Save the Date for the 6th Annual CCGA Gardeners Conference: Saturday, March 3, 2018 We’re excited to announce that our 6th Annual Conference, Garden to Garden: Bringing People Together Through Growing Together, will be on Saturday, March 3 at Kennedy-King …

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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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Inspiring Climate Forum at the Field Museum

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Sunday, December 3, 2017, close to 1,500 like-minded folks from more than 70 partner organizations and sponsors across the Chicago region attended a Climate Forum at the Field Museum right up against the bones of ‘Sue’, the largest, best-preserved, world-famous …

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CCGA Holiday Plant Sale – Saturday December 2!

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The CCGA Resources Committee is hosting a Holiday Plant Sale this Saturday, December 2 from 9:30am until noon. Who: Open to all community gardeners and their friends and family. What: Holiday centerpieces, all sizes of houseplants, paperwhite narcissus in glass …

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2017 CEGA Awards

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Congratulations to all the 2017 Chicago Excellence in Gardening Award (CEGA) winners! Here is the Hermitage Street Garden displaying their 2017 CEGA award sign! You can view photos of other gardens displaying their new CEGA signs HERE. Special thanks go …

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Next CCGA Coordinating Meeting – Monday Nov. 27, 6:00pm

The next CCGA Coordinating Meeting is Monday November 27th at 6:00pm at the Chicago Center for Green Technology CCGT at 445 N. Sacramento Blvd. The main item agenda is planning for the 2018 conference. We will meet on the 2nd …

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