Community Gardening Workshop

The 1871 Heritage Garden at Elmhurst College was started by the College’s Sustainability Committee in 2013 to highlight the cultivation practices used by the founding students of Elmhurst College. In 2017 a new garden coordinator recognized the potential of the garden to be a teaching tool for community members to learn the skills and techniques needed to increase food security. The garden supplies the college’s dining services, as well as the local food pantry, with local organically grown produce. Learn about the transformation of the garden to a high-yielding raised bed system and the steps that are being taken to make the garden an integral part of Elmhurst College and the surrounding community.

Dr. Kyle F. Bennett is an Associate Professor of Biology at Elmhurst College. While his professional expertise is in marine ecology, he has been using his biological knowledge to garden in an ecological manner for over twenty years.

Suggested donation of $5 or you can join our Food Growers Network today for $20! 


  • March 07, 2018 at 7pm – 8:30pm
  • West Suburban Resource Center (inside Gallery 200)
    103 W Washington St
    West Chicago, IL 60185
    United States
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  • 33 people are going
  • Robin Augustine
Connie Kollmeyer Meredith Muir Victoria Klimkiewicz Emily and Naren Prasad Luciano Rodriguez Howard Hohnsen Barbara Bozek Carl Sodergren Laurie Cantu Kyle Bennett Peg Bicking Steve Passarelli Robin Augustine Heather Martinez Tina Koral Scott Fletcher Stephanie Stephens Jacqueline Jackson Randi Rutledge Jeannie Iseman Lisa Sandoval

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