Garden Tool Workshop For Community Gardeners – Saturday March 17, 2018

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The CCGA Resources and Education Committees are jointly present a new workshop for Chicago community gardeners. Edde Jones, Program Director of Greencorps, will teach us tool safety; we will also have a demonstration on the maintenance of basic gardening tools. …

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CANCELLED – Garden Tool Workshop – Saturday February 10th at 10am

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Due to weather conditions, the CCGA Resources Committee Tool Distribution, Saturday, 02/10/18, has been cancelled.  Please watch your emails for the rescheduling of the Tool Distribution.   The CCGA Resources & Education Committees jointly present a new workshop for Chicago …

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Windy City Harvest Workshops Announced

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The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Windy City Harvest has announced workshops and classes that are a good fit for community gardeners. Crop Planning Workshop – Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 $75, 9am-3pm w/ an hour long lunch break @ 2800 S. Western …

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Garden Tool Workshop For Community Gardeners – Saturday February 10, 2018

The CCGA Resources and Education Committees are jointly present a new workshop for Chicago community gardeners. Edde Jones, Program Director of Greencorps, will teach us tool safety; we will also have a demonstration on the maintenance of basic gardening tools. …

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Request for Workshop Proposals for CCGA 6th Annual Conference

Share your knowledge and enthusiasm! CCGA is seeking proposals for educational workshops for our 6th Annual Conference to be held on on Saturday March 3, 2018. The theme is: Garden to Garden: Bringing People Together Through Growing Together Workshops will …

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Free Fall Compost Workshops – Saturday Nov. 4th & Nov. 11th

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COMPOSTING IN PUBLIC SPACES – Sharing What We’ve Learned NeighborSpace garden leaders and stakeholders, in partnership with sponsor Hills Brothers Coffee, are hosting two free hands-on community composting education days. Community gardeners and community composters are invited to join us …

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Fermentation Workshop – Saturday November 4th – 10am at CCGT – CANCELLED

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UPDATE 10/31: We’re sorry to announce that the Fermentation Workshop scheduled for this Saturday, November 4 has been postponed due to low registration. Please stay tuned for a new date next growing season. Thanks everyone for your interest! The CCGA …

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Windy City Harvest Short Courses in Sustainable Urban Agriculture

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s urban agriculture education and jobs-training initiative Windy City Harvest is offering short courses in sustainable urban agriculture. Classes range from 4-12 weeks, on Saturdays from 9am-noon or 1pm-3pm. Tuition cost is income-based between $150-$600. Edible Landscaping …

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U of I Extension – Season Extension Mini Tunnel Build Out Workshop – Saturday August 19

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Have you wanted to build a season extension structure for your raised bed garden, but not sure how to do it right? Join U of I Extension Educator Zack Grant as he takes you step by step in constructing a …

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July 8th Beneficial Insects Workshop Was Well Attended

The CCGA Education team brought an important and necessary topic to gardeners and presenter Allen Lawrance from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum hit all the sweet spots of gardening with and for beneficial insects. Folks were clearly interested in the …

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