Food Growers Network


The GardenWorks Project empowers, educates, and promotes organic suburban agriculture to improve the well-being of our community, the environment, and families facing food insecurity. We support all gardeners in their efforts to grow and prepare food for themselves and their neighbors in need.

This membership-based network aims to build community within the food-growing community, offer learning opportunities to improve your annual harvest, and provide insight and expertise from partners and master gardeners.  For $20 a year, your fee will provide you with many benefits listed below, but will also help support GardenWorks programs that support healthy eating, and improve food security for our neighbors in need.  

By becoming a member of The GardenWorks Project Food Growers Network, you’ll have access to gardening resources through our Suburban Agriculture Resource Center (inside Gallery 200, 103 W. Washington St., West Chicago). We welcome you to partner with us and the DuPage County gardening community to start or expand your home or community garden. 



Members Receive:

  • 20 vegetable seed packets

  • Reusable GardenWorks canvas tote bag

  • Access to our FGN Facebook page, linking you to a community of other gardeners

  • Exclusive access to the August Garden Tour event

  • Free attendance to all GardenWorks Project educational offerings ($5/class value)

  • 50% off seedlings at our spring seedling sale

  • 50% of seedlings at our fall refresh seedling sale

  • 20% off 4’x8’ cedar raised bed gardens ($80 after discount)

Members Give Back:

  • Donate your surplus vegetables to an area food pantry (a comprehensive list of food pantries will be provided)

  • Share your enthusiasm for gardening with your neighbors

  • Volunteer with us to help your neighbors in need access fresh produce

  • Imagine your neighborhood filled with gardens and be inspired!



The GardenWorks Project Food Growers Network is only for gardeners with home, community or school gardens in DuPage County. Community gardens in schools, businesses, and other places where people garden together are eligible. For more information, please email, or call 630-791-3033. Your membership fee gives us the ability to bring more resources to families facing hunger in the DuPage County area.

No one will be denied membership because of inability to pay. If you are unable to pay, please sign up for membership at our Resource Center during one of our events.