CCGA Seed Starting Workshop Saturday March 4th, 2017

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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The Naturally Beautiful Garden Conference – Saturday February 11

The Naturally Beautiful Garden Conference 12:00-5:30 p.m. on February 11, 2017 Triton College, River Grove, IL Get practical advice on creating stunning home gardens using layers found in native ecosystems. These layers support life: soil organisms, insects, birds and more. …

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

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

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

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

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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CCGA Resources Committee Meeting – Saturday, January 7, 2017

Join us! The Resources Committee will meet on January 7 at 10am at the Green Tomato  Cafe at 3750 W. Ogden, Chicago, IL 60623. Parking is available, and it is accessible via the CTA Pink Line.  

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CCGA Education Committee Meeting – Tuesday, January 10

Join us! The Education Committee will meet on January 10 from 4-6 pm at the Logan Square Library at 3030 W. Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647. Parking is available, and it is accessible on the CTA blue line. Agenda items include: …

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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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Openlands TreePlanter’s Grant Available – Deadline is January 16th

There is still time to apply for an Openlands TreePlanter’s Grant. This grant is for Chicago residents and organizations like community gardens that would like to facilitate a tree planting on public land within city limits (including CPS property, city …

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AUA New Years Resolutions Party 1/7/17

Join AUA as we start the new year right – our resolutions are to grow sustainable urban agriculture and its community in our city!   Here’s a great way to kick off a big year – a gathering of Chicago’s Advocates …

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