How to Start a Community Garden

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Community gardens bring neighborhoods together, allowing people to meet each other and enjoy their shared interests in gardening and healthy foods.
If you're thinking about starting a community garden, we invite you to attend The GardenWorks Project's "How to Start a Community Garden" class at our new Resource Center inside Gallery 200 at 103 W. Washington St. in downtown West Chicago. While the course will touch on basic gardening knowledge, its main focus is training for successful community gardening projects.
In addition to learning about different types of community gardens and their benefits, attendees will learn how to:
  • develop a plan and goals for your garden
  • engage others in your community to help start and lead the garden
  • gather resources
  • develop a plan for physically creating your garden
  • map tasks by month

Available for purchase in limited supply will be How to Start a Community Garden, by Chicago-area author and founder of Peterson Community Gardens, LaManda Joy ($22).

The GardenWorks Project is proud to support community gardening efforts in DuPage County. We hope you will join us!The class is free to attend, but RSVP is required.

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