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Home Gardens

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

everyone deserves fresh produce

How does our program help?

 

In 2019 we empowered and educated 354 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 this year, 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.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

415

gardens built since 2012

1568

individuals served since 2012

101

gardens built in 2019

how can you get involved?