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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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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Annual Greenhouse Clean-up at CCGT

In a month or so frost will be biting at our herbs and vegetables that are not cold hardy, and many gardeners will be ready to catch their breath again, but greenhouse prep has already begun. It’s time to shelter …

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Sept. 29 Plant Distribution – Largest Yet for CCGA

This year it was over 6000 plants on two trucks, the first from Elite Growers and the next to arrive, the Scott Byron & Co. truck, pulling a trailer. It had to be piled higher than last year to hold …

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