5th CCGA Conference – Saturday March 25th

When: Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9am-2pm Location: Breakthough FamilyPlex, 3219 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60624 Workshops • Panel Discussion • Exhibitors • Seed Distribution Idea Sharing • Continental Breakfast • Delicious Lunch Door Prizes • Community Building Workshops, …

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CCGA Coordinating Meeting – Saturday March 18, 10am at CCGT

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

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Montrose Metra Community Garden – 2017 Green & Growing Speaker Series

Presented by Montrose Metra Community Gardens, the Ravenswood Manor Garden Club and Chicago Public Library At The Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago IL 60625 Monday, March 20 at 7pm In the Garden: What’s New, What’s Old and …

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Fruit Trees for Your Community Garden

  If you want some apple, pear or plum trees for your community garden or want to find out what grafting fruit tress is all about then do attend the Midwest Fruit Explorers (MidFEx)  grafting workshop on Sunday March 26, …

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March Seed Starting Workshop a Big Success

A capacity crowd of ninety-one community gardeners and friends attended the Resource Committee’s morning workshop March 4 at the Center for Green Technology!  Additional chairs were placed in the aisles on either side of the room and at the back …

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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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