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Thanks to all who came out to Blumen Gardens last Saturday to support DCCG. We raised $204 and had a great time. Thank you for being part of the solution to end hunger in DeKalb County. ... See MoreSee Less

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A beautiful DCCG Malta School Garden! Great job Tracy Vysinka Coyle! And also all the volunteers who help at the Malta Elementary School Garden! Way to Go Malta Elementary!! ... See MoreSee Less

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The religious education classes of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb visited the Mayor's Garden on Sunday. Nathan Dettman, one of the DCCG Lead Growers, gave them a tour and guided them in harvesting vegetables for a food pantry. Building community one garden at a time. ... See MoreSee Less

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DCCG's Indian Creek Garden on the Mc Inerney farm. Staked up 35 tomato plants, weeded, and prepared a new spot for fall planting. Also DCCG delivered produce and Totes of Hope vegetables to the NICE Pantry in Lee. Carol Bushong, DCCG intern from Kishwaukee College Horticulture Department set up a booth for DCCG at the Genoa Farmers Market. ... See MoreSee Less

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A fresh salad made with DCCG Box of Hope vegetables harvested this morning, real freshness in every bite! ... See MoreSee Less

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Attention all volunteers interested in helping out at Farmers Markets! We need y…

Attention all volunteers interested in helping out at Farmers Markets! We need your help! This Saturday is St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s first Thrive Farmers Market from 11-2. If you’re interested in working the DCCG table, please e-mail Amy Stratton at astratton1@niu.edu! For more information on the Thrive Market, check out : http://www.thrivemarket.org/

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Over 300 mums started at Walnut Grove Vocational Farm this weekend. Pre-order yo…

Over 300 mums started at Walnut Grove Vocational Farm this weekend. Pre-order your mums for the fall! Enjoy beautiful mums and support a initiative to provide outdoor agriculture experiences for individuals with special needs. Mums are $8.95 each or three for $25. We have lavender, yellow, gold, and pink. If you want to order yours send us a message via FB or through our website: www.dekalbgardens.org. A big thank you to Heather Edwards for her guidance and for being our greenhouse manager. Some of you may remember Heather from Ozzie’s greenhouse on Hinckley Road. Thank you Heather for helping the Walnut Grove Project. And thank you to all who order their locally raised mums this year from Walnut Grove!

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Join us for our regular workdays! Mayor's Garden (Franklin and 5th) on Wednesda…

Join us for our regular workdays!
Mayor’s Garden (Franklin and 5th) on Wednesdays from 4-6

Outreach/Community Orchard (2500 N Annie Glidden Rd.) on Thursdays from 4:30-6:30

NIU Communiversity Gardens (520 Garden Rd.) on Tuesdays 4-6, Thursdays 2-4 and Sundays 2-4

And for those NATIVE plant lovers: Join us Walnut Grove’s Prairie Creation project on Tuesdays from 9-12!

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Hello. I (Nathan) am at Dolce Vita/Kish Health System Garden. I just need 2-3 pe…

Hello. I (Nathan) am at Dolce Vita/Kish Health System Garden. I just need 2-3 people to help me pick strawberries and peas. I’m going to pick for just over an hour, or until rain. No pressure. This is a short notice opportunity. I’m going to pick either way. If you feel like helping, you can take some home. The majority will be donated. Just 2-3 people at the most. Thank you.

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Great write up by Patty Ruback of the local food efforts here in DeKalb County!…

Great write up by Patty Ruback of the local food efforts here in DeKalb County! Local foods work is strong in DeKalb County and getting stronger!


Hyper-Local: The Good Food Scene in DeKalb, Illinois
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Good Food on Every Table recently invited readers across the country to share their stories about the Good Food scene in their hometowns. We want to thank Patty Rubeck of DeKalb, Illinois — founder…

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Join the Totes of Hope Program! DCCG and NB&T are partnering to provide more hea…

Join the Totes of Hope Program! DCCG and NB&T are partnering to provide more healthy vegetables to neighbors in need this summer. Every week NB&T is sponsoring a tote bag of fresh vegetables grown by DCCG for 14 County food pantries. Also for every new checking or savings account opened at a NB&T branch between now and the end of October, NB&T will donate $5 to DCCG to help continue and support the access to fresh vegetables for all. Please spread the word, and as always, thank you for being part of the solution, if we all work together no one needs to experience food insecurity! Thank You!


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We had a great time sharing our Fresh Totes of Hope for the 2015 Ladies Night Out in downtown Sycamore on Thursday! Thank you to everyone who donated to breast cancer research, and we hope those veggie scrubbers and seeds from DeKalb County Community Gardens come in handy this year!

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Progress is being made daily at Walnut Grove. We have worked with the Sycanore S…

Progress is being made daily at Walnut Grove. We have worked with the Sycanore School District LifevSchool program and Gracie Centet participants. Ron Cress has led the prairie restoration and Gene Heinsohn is leading the building effort. DCCG has been planting several 1,000s of feet of garden. Tomorrow Heather Edwards will lead the planting of mums to prepare for fall mum sales. There are many opportunities to get involved and volunteer. Every Tuesday morning Ron will lead the work for restoration of the 10 acre savannah prairie, starting this weekendcSteve Miller will be leading the work of building a chicken tractor and house. There is something to do every day at Walnut Grove, come out and be part of building this new opportunity for people with special needs. It is by working together that we make the biggest difference!

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We have regular workday events every week! Tuesdays – 9-12: at Walnut Grove Far…

We have regular workday events every week!

Tuesdays – 9-12: at Walnut Grove Farm to help us restore a portion of the property to natural habitat on our Prairie Creation workdays!

Wednesdays – 4-6: Mayor’s Garden – tend to veggie plants

Thursdays – 4:30-6:30: Outreach Garden/Community Orchard – tend to veggies and herbs.

NIU Communiversity Gardens workdays: Tuesday 4-6, Thursday 2-4, Sunday 2-4

Come on out and get your hands dirty! Be part of the solution to create a sustainable DeKalb County!

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