Window Boxes take flight at O’Hare

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The community gardeners of CCGA are making their mark at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. This past week, the CCGA Resources Committee, assisted by the Austin Green Team and by NeighborSpace, designed window boxes including flower and vegetable plantings. They used …

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CCGA Fall Distribution – WHAT A GREAT EVENT!

CCGA wants to thank Scott Byron & Co., a prominent Illinois landscape company, for soliciting other landscapers and growers for plant material, for donating material itself, and then gathering and delivering all the donations to this year’s North and South …

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BULBOMANIA 2015!

On October 24, 2015, the Garfield Park Conservatory graciously hosted our 2015 Bulb distribution. The CCGA Resource Committee distributed 5400 bulbs to 65 community gardens! Special thanks to Mattie Wilson of the Garfield Park Conservatory, who not only gave an …

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ReStore Donates Tools to CCGA!

Thanks to the outreach of Erik Hernandez of the Resources Committee, CCGA has received a donation of over thirty garden tools, most of them brand new! Erik contacted ReStore, which is a retail store whose inventory is compiled by Habitat …

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2015 Mini-Distributions

This year, the CCGA Resource Committee hosted four “Mini-Distributions” of plant material to community gardeners. “Mini-Distribution” is our title for an unanticipated donation of plant or other material that the Resource Committee wants to distribute to CCGA members as promptly …

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CCGA Greenhouses in Operation Now

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Right now, the Resources Committee is growing annuals, tropical plants and succulents in two greenhouses: one at Austin High School and one at the Center for Green Technology. This active group is propagating their stock, and will soon begin to …

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CCGA Conference Centerpieces

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On a cold gray day in early February, the Logistics Committee for the CCGA Annual Conference got together and made gorgeous centerpieces out of plants grown by the Resources Committee. Check out the photo above: Gina Jamison, Philip Englert, Angela …

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A Garage Bonanza!

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In early January, long-time community garden supporter Mary Hill contacted the Resource Committee to ask if we would be interested in the contents of her garage. We had a great time with Mary going through her accumulation of garden-related materials, …

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A Greenhouse Extravaganza!

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In early February, Lucia Jastrzebski, proprietor of a commercial greenhouse in our area, gave CCGA three truckloads of garden-related items, including hundreds of flats and inserts for seed starting, many kinds of pots, tools, tomato supports and much more. The …

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Need Rain Barrels for Your Community Garden?

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Resource Committee guru Robert Hart, who will co-present the Compost Bin Building Workshop at the March 5 CCGA Annual Conference, has an offer for you, community gardeners! Call Robert at 773-656-8377 if you need rain barrels. Get ’em now while …

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