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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2015 Chicago Community Gardeners Association Resources Committee Report

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Hello Chicago Community Gardeners!  Here is the report from the Resources Committee on its activities in 2015.   For the March 2015 Third Annual CCGA Conference, the Resources Committee supplied plant material for the Container Workshop, gathered and distributed gently …

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Making Pullman a Sustainable Community

Sunday, February 28th 3pm-5pm in the Historic Pullman Center, 614 E, 113th St. The Historic Pullman Garden Club is sponsoring this presentation by Tom Shepherd of the South East Environmental Task Force. Gardens…and especially Community Gardens are a very important …

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Elite Growers Gives CCGA Another Big Gift!

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On Friday August 7, 2015, the Resources Committee of CCGA received 2700 more perennials from Elite Growers!  Thanks to a great group of volunteer community gardeners, we were able to sort the plants in record time, and by 2:00 p.m. …

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Another Summer Perennial Plant Distribution – Friday, August 7, 2015

Our friends at Elite Growers have notified the CCGA Resources Committee that they have more perennials to donate to Chicago Community Gardeners, so we will host another Summer Perennial Distribution. Location  & Date – Friday August 7th, 2015 starting at …

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Elite Growers’ Big Donation Boosts Summer Perennial Distribution

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  Elite Growers, the well-known Midwestern plant experts, provided a bounty of diverse perennials for the July 17 CCGA Summer Perennial Distribution. Over 2700 perennials came off their two trucks; CCGA volunteers then sorted and made groups of a wide …

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Summer Perennial Plant Giveaway – Friday July 17th

Hello Chicago Community Gardeners, Our thanks to Elite Growers, who are contributing a truck load (or maybe two) of perennials to CCGA for our Summer Distribution! On Friday July 17, the CCGA Resources Committee will have a Summer Perennial Plant …

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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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