DeKalb County
Community Gardens

Dekalb County Community Gardens is a local organization of committed volunteers who are working to build a healthier and more sustainable community. Our main objective is to provide access to fresh, wholesome food sources by facilitating school and neighborhood gardens in our area.


At our core is a group of concerned citizens, educators, parents, farmers, community activists, and master gardeners who have come together, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and experience.


The vision, creativity, and hard work of volunteers are what make DCCG projects possible and we are eager to see our numbers grow. Before the first seed is sown, through harvest, there are many ways to get involved. We welcome you to come and learn, teach, and share in the bounty of our community!


If you are interested in becoming involved in the effort, to inquire about starting your own neighborhood garden, or to join the discussion, please e-mail us, visit our facebook group page, or write us at

DeKalb County Community Gardens
P.O. Box 348 DeKalb, IL 60115


Upcoming Events

Great News!

America in Bloom just awarded DeKalb, Illinois, a special award for "Most Dynamic Community Garden Program."


Don't miss the final local flavors dinner of the 2013 growing season!

October 4, 6-8 PM, Unitarian Universalist Church.

This event is co-sponsored with the Welcome Cafe & Community Kitchen.

Music provided by local musicians, Heath Johnson, Jessie Brown, Gretchen Sigwart, and Jenny Lupa.

Meal created by Terri Mann-Lamb of Sunn Flower Gourmet & Catering and Monika Merryman, who studied this summer in the Canary Islands.

Wine tasting with Prairie State Winery of Genoa, and a raffle for wine donated by Waterman Winery.

Call early to reserve your place at the table.  Tickets are $25 each and can be reserved by contacting Dan Kenney 815-793-0950.