Mission: The GardenWorks Project empowers, educates, and promotes organic suburban agriculture to improve the wellbeing 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.
Vision: Our community nourished by gardeners empowered to grow and share food.
Home Gardening Program
To reduce barriers to home vegetable growing, The GardenWorks Project provides low-income families with all of the resources needed to grow food at home.
Organic Gardening Education
The GardenWorks Project offers group education opportunities on topics ranging from seed starting, organic gardening best practices and composting, to how to extend vegetable garden harvests into the fall and winter.
The GardenWorks Project Resource Program
The GardenWorks project will offer suburban agriculture resources, expertise, and education in DuPage County via our Garden Resource Program, which consists of three components:
GardenWorks Project Suburban Agriculture Resource Center
Our Resource Center, located at 103 W. Washington St., West Chicago (inside Gallery 200) serves as our home base and location of most of our educational sessions, tool lending library, and pick-up location for seeds and seedlings. List of open hours dates/times coming soon.
- GardenWorks Project Community Garden Support Program and Application
GardenWorks Project Demonstration Garden