What a great turnout last night! About 65 members of our community came to the 2015 DCCG Organizational Meeting. We sincerely appreciate the overwhelming support and want to remind you that together, we all make the gardens possible. A special thanks to Monika Merryman, for her homemade vegetable-quinoa soup and bread! Click Here to Follow […]
5 Ways to Build Raised Garden Beds
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Five Points Food forest meeting Monday March 16th at 6pm. If you are interested…
Five Points Food forest meeting Monday March 16th at 6pm. If you are interested in helping with the development of the first food forest of DeKalb County, and one of the first in Illinois, come on out to walk the…
The NIU Communiversity Gardens are beginning to green. If you would like to be p…
The NIU Communiversity Gardens are beginning to green. If you would like to be part of getting the 2015 growing season started read more: Hello all! There are still numerous openings if you’re looking to get into that cozy, warm…
DCCG To Manage City of DeKalb Community Garden Plots on Dresser
Exciting news! The City of DeKalb Garden Plots along Dresser Road will now be managed by DeKalb County Community Gardens. DCCG is a citizen volunteer based non-profit that provides fresh vegetables for food pantries, community meal sites, and others in…
This weekend! Sunday, March 8th at 2:00pm at the Gurler House. We will demonstra…
This weekend! Sunday, March 8th at 2:00pm at the Gurler House. We will demonstrate how to tap a tree at 2:00, 2:30, and 3:00. Come join us to learn about tapping trees for sap. We will teach how to make…
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…
Heath with NIU President Doug Baker
Sprouts are coming up in the NIU Greenhouse for the NIU Communiversity Gardens the 2015 growing season is under way. Come out Monday to the 2015 organizing meeting of DCCG. Get involved and be part of the solution. No one needs to go hungry, or eat unhealthy, low in nutrition food during the growing season. […]
Don’t forget Monday’s first organizing meeting of the 2015 growing season. 6:30 UU 158 North 4th. It will be great to see everyone and to plan out the fun for this growing season. See you there. Click Here to Follow the DCCG on Facebook!
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Timeline PhotosDCCG Seeking Perennials Hello everyone! This spring, DeKalb County Community Gardens would like to collect donations of divided perennial plants (particularly food-producing but will consider others) to add to our developing community orchard, food forest, and garden projects. Of particular interest are Raspberries, blackberries, etc. bramble fruits Strawberries Grape vines Asparagus crowns Perennial onions/chives […]
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Community Garden Group to Hold Organizing Meeting DeKalb County Community Gardens will hold their first organizing meeting of the 2015 growing season March 3oth 6:30pm at the UU church, 158 North 4th Street in DeKalb. All are welcome to attend. There will be homemade soup and bread available, provided by Monika Merryman and Monika’s Bakery. […]
This morning the wood and doors for the end of Walnut Grove greenhouse number one was delivered. Now when the snow melts we are ready to finish the first greenhouse and start putting up fencing. Thank you to the Roberts Family foundation, Sharon Christensen, everyone who contributed to the Community Chorus, sponsored by Eric Johnson […]
Come join the fun tonight at the Sycamore Public Library at 6:00. Help get seeds ready for the 2015 Seed Library. A discussion about seed libraries, gardening, and a great community potluck, bring something to share. Great way to welcome Spring! Also a chance to get in a local documentary being made about the local […]
There are many ways to garden. You can learn about all the different ideas and ways and choose what works for you and your garden. Growing a Home Vegetable Garden: A Comprehensive Guidewww.gardeningchannel.comWhether it is about saving money, being self sufficient, or simply the love of delicious, fresh from the garden, home grown food, growing […]
Spring Farmer’s Market – Plant & Seed Exchange is this Saturday! More here: UUFD Indoor Farmers Market – Plant and Seed Exchangedekalbcountyonline.comCelebrate Spring with the UUFD Winter Farmers’ and DeKalb County Community Gardens Plant and Seed Exchange at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, 158 North 4th Street in DeKalb from 9am to 3pm this […]
Sign-up and help fight hunger and support those with special needs! Participate in the Tractor Trot sponsored by the CAST Foundation. This year the proceeds from the 5K run will go to benefit the work of DCCG! Thank you for being part of the solution. Timeline PhotosRegister for The CAST Foundation’s 5K Tractor Trot. www.tractortrot.com […]
A beautiful sunset tonight at the Five Points Food Forest. Five of us walked the acreage, marked some trees, and soaked in the beautiful pre-spring sunset, listening to the Red winged Blackbirds, smelling the fresh soil damp with melting snow. A richness that can not be matched. Click Here to Follow the DCCG on Facebook!