Wednesday, February 11, 2015

3rd Annual Chicago Gardener Gathering: Register Today

Register for the March 7th Gathering Today!
The 3rd Annual Spring Gathering of the Chicago Community Gardeners Association will highlight the most powerful resource available to Chicago's gardeners: each other. You are formally invited both to bask in the benefits gathered by your fellow gardeners and to become part of this important team.
When and where is the Gathering?
March 7th, from 9 am to 1:30 pm (Doors open at 9 am, Welcome kicks off at 9:30 am)
West Town Academy
534 N Sacramento Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612
(Across the street from the Center for Green Technology)
What will happen at the Gathering?
There will be lots of action to pack into the 4-hour conference, all centered on sharing and eliciting creative approaches to common community gardening challenges and opportunities. The CCGA Gathering will offer an array of expert-facilitated workshops, a garden gear raffle, and a tour of the CCGA website. All that plus a light lunch.
Exactly what gardener-led workshops are you offering this year?
Here are the topics:
  • Creative Community Building in Community Gardens
  • Community Gardens as Message Sites for Soil and Water Security
  • Building Garden Structures
  • Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist
  • Conflict and Teamwork In the Garden
  • Spring Preparation and Planting Tips
What has CCGA done since last year's Gathering?
Tons! In addition to the Gathering, the CCGA held seasonal workshops, distributed thousands of free perennials and bulbs, and more, helping hundreds of gardeners make their dreams grow. Check out the full list of 2014 accomplishments.
This sounds great! Sign me up! How do I register, and how much does it cost?
Please register online for this conference by March 1, 2015 to reserve your space. Entrance fee to this conference is on a sliding scale -- please pay what you can (recommended donation is $10, to cover lunch cost).
Is there any other way I can contribute?
The CCGA is sustained by the knowledge, passion, and efforts of gardeners from all parts of the city. You are invited to join CCGA, to share with other gardeners and volunteer throughout the year.
The 3rd Annual Conference of Chicago's Community Gardeners on March 7th will be a day for connecting, learning, sharing ideas, and working together to grow strong roots for the future of community gardening in Chicago. Space is limited, so please register early. Let's plant some seeds for a fruitful 2015!
The CCGA Interim Steering Committee, on behalf of all of Chicago's community gardeners.

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