5th CCGA Conference – Saturday March 25th

This year, our workshops and discussions will build on the theme of Gardeners Grow Communities. We look forward to sharing the details as we develop the programming for what promises to be another wonderful event bringing together Chicago’s gardening community. …

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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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New Community Garden Work Day List

Some gardens offer regular opportunities for individuals to participate in work days or events that happen on a regular basis and welcome volunteers. CCGA is maintaining a list of which gardens host such events so if you know of a …

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2017 Grants Available to Gardens

Illinois School yard Habitat Action Grant Program Deadline: November 30, 2017 These grants are focused on conservation practices, so funding may not apply to the vegetable production but might help with native perennial planting and supporting the triple B’s (Birds, …

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Call for Volunteers for CCGA Conference

Can You Help CCGA?  We need approximately 25-30 volunteers to help us on Saturday March 25th at the CCGA Conference.  We need volunteers to assist with CCGA membership, with workshop presenters and for general overall support. Please email Gina Jamison …

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The Naturally Beautiful Garden Conference

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. Landscape …

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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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CCGA Coordinating Meeting – Saturday January 21st 10am

The next CCGA Coordinating Meeting is Saturday January 21 at 10am at the Breakthrough FamilyPlex. Please join for our next coordinating meeting at the Breakthrough FamilyPlex, 3219 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60624. This is the site of the 2017 …

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