Next CCGA Coordinating Meeting – Tuesday Oct. 24, 6:30pm

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The next CCGA Coordinating Meeting is Tuesday October 24th at 6:30pm at the Chicago Center for Green Technology CCGT at 445 N. Sacramento Blvd. The main item agenda is venue location for the 2018 conference and follow-up from our first …

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CCGA Fall Perennial Plant Distribution – Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at 12 noon

The CCGA Resources Committee has planned the largest plant distribution we have ever organized for Friday September 29th at 12 noon, see the full details below. This will be the largest perennial distribution ever and expect to receive a carload …

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Chicago Excellence in Gardening Awards – Ceremony Sun. Sept. 24, 2pm

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City Gardeners to Receive Awards The Chicago Excellence in Gardening Awards (CEGA) presentation is to be held September 24, 2017 at the Chicago Cultural Center from 2pm to 4pm. Doors open at 1pm. ​The Cultural Center is located at: 78 …

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Farm & Value-Added Food Business Training – October 26-27

Urban Farming is a Business! Join the Midwest Urban Farming Institute for an 2-day intensive training for start-up or continuing urban farmers and value-added food producers looking to create a sustainable business. Seeking direction, a business model, a good plan, …

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Garfield Park Conservatory 2017 Calendar Photo Contest: Deadline Oct. 5

If you’re a budding photographer or just a little snap-happy, we urge you to share why you love Garfield Park Conservatory with us! Enter our 2017 Calendar Photo Contest and your photo could be featured in our inaugural 2018 print …

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Windy City Harvest Short Courses in Sustainable Urban Agriculture

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s urban agriculture education and jobs-training initiative Windy City Harvest is offering short courses in sustainable urban agriculture. Classes range from 4-12 weeks, on Saturdays from 9am-noon or 1pm-3pm. Tuition cost is income-based between $150-$600. Edible Landscaping …

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Summer Plant Distributions A Big Success

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It’s said that one of the greatest gifts you can give is your time, and CCGA has immense gratitude for the volunteers that have given time and energy to our plant distributions and helped in our gardens this summer! We …

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Ravinia Night in the Garden – Saturday, Sept. 16, 5pm

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Join us for the 4th Annual Ravinia Night in the Kuumba Tre-Ahm Community Garden fundraiser! Enjoy a beautiful evening in the garden including live music, a silent auction, and refreshments. This year’s annual fundraiser will showcase Kuumba Tre-Ahm’s newest plants, …

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CCGA Fall Perennial Distribution – Friday, Sept. 29

The prestigious landscape company Scott Byron & Co. will once again coordinate the collection and delivery of donated perennials and shrubs for the CCGA Resources Fall Perennial Distribution. Who: For all Chicago Community Gardens. One group of plants per garden, …

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Next CCGA Coordinating Meeting – Tuesday Sept. 19, 5:30pm

The next CCGA Coordinating Meeting will be Tuesday, September 19th 2017 at 5:30pm at the Hermitage Street Garden 5643 S. Hermitage, Chicago IL 60636. Our host in this beautiful community garden will be Cordia Pugh and our focus will be …

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