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!
Baby bunnies at home in a DCCG University Village Community Garden!
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.
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
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…
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!
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!
Thanks to these volunteers at Brooks Elementary School the weeds didn’t stand a chance!
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!
Visit the DCCG website: www.dekalbgardens.org
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!
Don’t forget Jo Cessna’s ‘Garden to Kitchen’ Cooking Class tomorrow from 6-7 p.m. at Kish Hospital Leishman Center for Culinary Health. 16 spots are available, first come, first serve.
You will be noticing this “No Spraying” sign in some of our gardens. Protecting pollinators is a job we all have responsibility for. If you would like a sign for your yard, make a donation of $25 or more to DCCG and receive your sign. Thank you for helping to protect the pollinators. No pollinators? No food!
On Friday we picked Strawberries and Chamomile flowers, (as well as planted many rows of winter squash and pumpkins, planted more collards and cucumbers, and of course pulled weeds). The strawberries were donated to Hope Haven of Dekalb County, Inc.
The BIG Day has arrived! See you this morning in Malta for a great family event. Raise funds for DCCG and have great fun at the same time! See you there!
Tomorrow morning! It’s almost here!
The DeKalb County Community Gardens received a grant from the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.
Tonight come join us for Ladies Night Out! We’re at the corner of Samonauk and Route 64 in Sycamore. Donate $2 to get a veggie scrubber and seeds! All proceeds will go to the Cancer Foundation in support of Breast Cancer.
Check out Cortland Elementary’s school Garden! They will be hosting regular workdays on Wednesdays at 10 AM!