Every year, The GardenWorks Project
The GardenWorks Project is registered 501c3 nonprofit, volunteer-led organization founded in 2012 to serve the western Chicagoland suburbs.
The mission of The GardenWorks Project is to promote organic suburban agriculture to improve the well-being of our community, the environment, and those facing food insecurity. We empower, educate, and support all food growers in their efforts to nourish their families and neighbors in need.
The GardenWorks Project encourages the use of organic growing methods through education, resources, and training. Educational events are taught throughout the year, and the Suburban Agricultural Resource Center, located in West Chicago, houses many of these trainings and Food Growers Network meetings.
We believe that local growers can make a significant impact on the quality of food provided at emergency food assistance locations with a collaborative effort. We work to encourage the donation of excess harvests to local food pantries, and the use of community gardens to nourish neighbors in need. Our volunteer-based model encourages the use of all revenues for our programs and services, and we rely on the contributions of our 200+ volunteers that donate, support, and build gardens with us every year.
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