Food Growers Network
Resources for Growing and Giving
everyone deserves fresh produce
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.
Food Growers Network
The Food Growers Network is an annual membership aimed to support local food growers that want to to grow food for themselves and their neighbors that need it most.
Each membership is entitled to receive:
● 10 vegetable seed packets, of your choice, picked up at our GardenWorks office headquarters;
● Free attendance to all GardenWorks Project educational offerings;
● Discounts on seedlings/plants and GardenWorks gear on our Shop page;
● Exclusive access to workshops, trainings, and events throughout the year.
Individual membership is $25/year.
Most importantly, your membership fee will provide the starting seeds for a new home gardener participating in our Home Gardening Program.
GardenWorks Educational Events
The GardenWorks Food Growers Network hosts quarterly educational events to support growers in their journey towards environmental stewardship, food production, and a more resilient food economy within the region. Visit our calendar of events to RSVP and to learn more.
GardenWorks and the Local Food Economy
Even if you aren't a food growers, there are ways to get involved in the movement towards greater food resilience! In recent years, The GardenWorks Project has partnered with local farms and farmer's markets to encourage the consumption of locally produced product during the growing season. We've create a list of vendors, farms, and locations, and we hope to see this listing GROW over the coming years. If you are a farmer or vendor that produces food within our region and you aren't on our listing, please contact us at [email protected] To a bountiful harvest of plenty within western Chicagoland!