Neighbors Helping Neighbors
everyone deserves fresh produce
Each spring, we help families facing food-insecurity in DuPage County by building home vegetable gardens and providing organic gardening education.
How does our program help?
In 2018 we empowered and educated 368 new individuals so that they can learn the gardening skills necessary to provide their families with healthy meals. Our clients, all DuPage County residents who rely on food pantries, received a 4’ x 8’ raised bed garden, soil, compost, seedlings, seeds and gardening tools, and one-on-one coaching by an experienced home vegetable gardener.
New in 2019, we are providing all clients a standard set of plants and providing them with a garden map to show what was planted! This helps to ensure clients receive a full bed of vegetables.
We also promote self-sufficiency and good stewardship of the Earth by introducing our new clients to composting, seed starting, and garden vegetable preparation and cooking.