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The GardenWorks Project Community Garden

The GardenWorks Project is a community-based organization dedicated to relieving hunger and promoting wellness in the Chicago suburbs by increasing access to healthy vegetables for households in need. Through our residential garden program, we teach organic home vegetable gardening in a way that encourages good nutrition, self-sufficiency, and environmental stewardship. Our community garden provides vegetables to those who are unable to care for a home vegetable garden. We believe that extending access to fresh produce doesn’t just support health and wellness at home, but also strengthens the fabric of our communities by empowering families struggling with food insecurity. With the help of neighbors, local businesses, and civic institutions, we bring our talents and resources to address this local need.

The GardenWorks Project was originally founded with a focus on providing fully constructed and cultivated vegetable gardens to households that could not easily obtain fresh produce. We have since expanded in scope to offer gardening education, and operating a community garden. The GardenWorks Project finances its service activities through private donations, corporate donations, internet-based crowdsourcing campaigns, and small fundraisers.  Presently, the organization is 100% volunteer-led, and does not employ a paid staff.

The GardenWorks Project grows vegetables in our community garden space (Village Green Park, 130 S. Lambert Rd., Glen Ellyn, IL) for families who are unable to maintain their own home vegetable garden. With the help of volunteers, GardenWorks currently oversees the planting, maintenance, and harvesting of a 30’x30’ garden plot, and donates all of the harvest to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry for distribution amongst their clientele in need of food assistance. This activity directly furthers our mission, reducing hunger within our target population by providing fresh, organic produce, which is otherwise rarely available at the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. We are requesting funds to support this community garden.

Where it's at:

130 S. Lambert Rd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
United States

Garden type:

community garden

Garden size (in square feet):

900

Garden beneficiaries:

food insecure people and families

Number of people reached:

200

What this project needs:

volunteer labor
compost
trellises

Project leaders:

Tina Koral
Rosemarie Freeman

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606