Ready to order your seeds? Think of DCCG! DCCG will be selling Seed Saver Exchange open pollinated organic seeds. Send them what you want to order. For sale, $2.50 a packet and no shipping. Help preserve seed diversity, order from DCCG. Click Here to Follow the DCCG on Facebook!
Box of Hope Vegetables
Strengthens access to fresh local sustainably-grown organic food for people in need. You can help DCCG plant seeds of hope and provide wholesome, fresh vegetables for those who struggle with food insecurity. DCCG grows thousands of pounds of…
Spring Tonic: Sugar Maple Tapping at Gurler House
Join DeKalb County Community Gardens and the Gurler Heritage Association on Sunday March 8th, 2pm at the Gurler House ( 205 Pine St. DeKalb ) to learn the history of the house, see demonstrations of tapping the majestic old sugar…
Help DCCG Earn a Grant!
If you take just 90 seconds you can help DCCG earn a grant from Applegate! Just follow the link. View a 90 second video about DCCG that is posted under the name Mattie Pace. Then vote for DCCG. Please consider…
Give A Gift that Keeps on Giving
Give the gift of nutrition, of freshness, and of hope this holiday season. If you would like to give someone a Garden of Hope, that will provide hundreds of pounds of fresh vegetables for years to come, or if you…
Thank You to everyone who came to Potbelly’s Thursday night to support DCCG and Walnut Grove Vocational Farm. We raised over $280! Thank you to Camille, Kendal, Sarah, and Amy who led this effort. Thank you to D.K Kolars and all the other great musicians, and thank you to Potbelly’s managers and staff. A great […]
DeKALB – Buying a toasty sandwich Thursday at Potbelly will generate money for DeKalb County Community Gardens.
Strengthens access to fresh local sustainably-grown organic food for people in need. You can help DCCG plant seeds of hope and provide wholesome, fresh vegetables for those who struggle with food insecurity. DCCG grows thousands of pounds of healthy produce for DeKalb County individuals and families. DCCG also helps provide access to land […]
Below zero temps? Warm up by planning for your summer vegetables! Sign-up for a Box of Hope Vegetables. For 20 weeks you can get a 20lb box of fresh, organically grown vegetables fresh from the gardens, and support the work of DCCG at the same time. You can subscribe for weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. Provide […]
Although the weather outside is frightful, the weather inside the DeKalb High School greenhouse is delightful! Thanks to Sarah Peterson and the DHS FFA, the very first sprouts of the DCCG growing season have sprouted and are coming thorough with their song of spring to come. Also the greenhouse has a great water feature with […]
DCCG lead growers Nathan Dettman and Heath Johnson are going through the training! Thanks guys for learning ways to keep our fresh produce safe! Click Here to Follow the DCCG on Facebook!
Check it out. Think it is a great idea whose time has come. Then participate in an effort here in DeKalb County to establish the Northern Illinois Regional Food Hub and Processing Center. Next meeting 11am March 5th at the DeKalb County Outreach Building. Be part of the solution. Timeline PhotosA GREAT idea – Virginia […]
Join DeKalb County Community Gardens and the Gurler Heritage Association on Sunday March 8th, 2pm at the Gurler House ( 205 Pine St. DeKalb ) to learn the history of the house, see demonstrations of tapping the majestic old sugar maples on the property, learn to make spiles (sap spouts) out of elderberry stems, sample […]
Please mark your calendars, Give Local Day May 5th and start saving your dimes, quarters, nickels and pennies for DeKalb County Community Gardens! This is a great opportunity to help out a good cause that fights hunger, health problems, helps the environment, provides education opportunities, promotes the local economy, and helps build a stronger community. […]
As we go into several days of cold weather, it is warming to know, that tucked away in the DeKalb High School greenhouse DCCG has seeds germinating in fertile trays, eager to be bursting through the soil and moving out doors in the spring. Yesterday, Nathan and Heath, DCCG lead growers, planted a variety of […]
DCCG will be providing monarch habitat stations at our gardens as well. When planning your home gardens this summer, please remember the monarchs need to eat too! Illinois Tollways To Become Butterfly Sanctuarieschicagoist.comThe Illinois Tollway and Natural Resources Defense Council agreed on a plan to turn I-88, I-90 and I-294 into a monarch butterfly restoration […]
There are many ways to raise your own food. If you are interested in Homesteading, self-sufficiency, or subsistence living you may like to attend the first meeting of the Local Homesteaders Group. This is a meet and greet for people who are interested in growing their own food and living in a sustainable manner. Come […]