Community Garden Workshop Sept 27 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Join us to learn how to organize all aspects of the garden from recruiting members and gaining supporters to practical ways to self organize including using apps to keep track of projects. We will also work together to create a …

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Rush University Medical Center Makes Large Perennial Donation to CCGA

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Thanks to the efforts of one of CCGA’s most able and knowledgeable community gardeners, May Toy, the CCGA Resources Committee received permission from Rush Hospital to dig out large, drought-resistant perennials from a Rush site earlier this month.  For six …

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North Lawndale Youth Will Travel To White House To Accept Environmental Award

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North Lawndale Youth Will Travel To White House To Accept Environmental Award Children from Chicago Youth Centers’ ABC Polk Bros. Youth Center to be recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for their community garden. CHICAGO, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On August 15, …

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Updates from our Spring Flowering Distribution

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Wow! Ellen Trenn-Mack and her two neighbors wasted very little time planting the Spring Flowering plants, we distributed a few weeks ago, at their neighborhood playlot, in planters and across the front of the park. So glad to see they are …

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CCGA distributes 4,000 vegetable seedlings to 101 community gardeners

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The CCGA Resources Committee thanks everyone who came to one of the two sites on May 9th and 16th to pick up a boxful (or basketful) of vegetable seedlings to plant in their community gardens. Thanks to generous donations from …

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CCGA Receives Generous Plant Donation from Macy’s Flower Show

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The CCGA Resources Committee asked, and was granted permission, to visit Macy’s after hours earlier this month to pick up almost eight hundred tropical plants that had been part of the Macy’s Spring Flower Show. Our thanks go to R. …

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“Spring Flowers Galore” a big success

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Almost seventy community gardeners gathered on April 11 to discuss 2015 goals for each of the six CCGA committees – Communications, Development, Education, Shared Resources, Volunteer Coordination and Membership. It was an excellent brainstorming session. Details and a meeting date …

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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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Bold Urban Renaissance Network – Microgrant Due April 24th

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The Bold Urban Renaissance Network (B.U.R.N.) is accepting submissions for the spring cycle of their Chicago Community Grant Program through April 24th. What is the Chicago Community Grant Program? This program engages grassroots programs being run in Chicago, or by …

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CCGA: What we did in 2014, and what’s coming in 2015.

Happy New Season, Chicago community Gardeners! We want to bring you up to date on CCGA‘s 2014 activities as well as our plans for 2015. In early 2014, CCGA formed an Interim Steering Committee which has updated the website, written …

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