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The GardenWorks Project wants to make food growing easy and accessible for all. Save the dates for our upcoming trainings, workshops, and volunteer events. 

Workshop: Grow a Giving Garden & Volunteer Kick-Off
March 21,
DuPage County Fairgrounds
2015 Manchester Road, Building 5, Wheaton
Workshop 6:00 – 6:50 p.m.| Volunteer Kickoff 7:00 – 8:00 p.m
The GardenWorks Project Program Manager, Amanda Bryant, will share tips for getting your vegetable garden off to a healthy start this spring.
Learn more and RSVP

GardenWorks Seedling Sale
May 17 – 18
DuPage County Fairgrounds, Wheaton
Purchase high quality vegetable and herb seedlings. Details TBD

Workshop: Edible Flowers – They’re Incredible
Thursday, June 20 | 7:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m. Location TBD
Debbie Rea, AKA the Gardener Wife, will talk about identifying, growing, and using edible flowers. Instagram: @thegardenerwife 
Check back for details and link to RSVP

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Archive of Past Events

FGN Open House and Class
Date: February 08, 2023
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: GardenWorks Project Resource Center

Composting and Reducing Food Waste Learn how to build a sustainable solution in your backyard with a compost pile this year!

Volunteer Kickoff Meeting
Date: March 08, 2023
Time: 7pm-8:30pm
Location: DuPage Fairgrounds

GardenWorks Volunteer Kickoff 2023 Volunteer with The GardenWorks Project this spring, and participate in a growing movement as we work together to improve food security!

FGN class: Water Conservation in the Garden
Date: April 12, 2023
Time: 7pm-8:30pm
Location: Warrenville Library

Food Growers Network Class: Water Conservation in the Garden GardenWorks Project, will give tips on ways to conserve water and care for the environment with simple DIY projects.

Free Educational Workshop: Container & Indoor Gardening
Date: November 8, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Barn Owl Garden Center

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP: CONTAINER & INDOOR GARDENING Extend your food growing season through the winter and enjoy the nutritious benefits of microgreens and sprouts. Join us at Barn Owl Garden Center in Carol Stream for a FREE event offering tips and resources on edible growing indoors. From 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., The GardenWorks Project’s Programs Manager, […]

GardenBuild Spring Build Volunteer Events May-August 2023
Date: May - August 2023
Time: various
Location: Gardens throughout Western Chicagoland (various)
2023 Garden Build Season is underway. Sign up today for updates on our garden build season, and hear about opportunities to help install gardens this spring, or participate periodically as a garden worker at our various community gardens within the region. Visit our Signup Genius Site to find opportunities: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4fa5a62ea6f58-2023#/ No experience necessary - join [...]
2023 DuPage Fairgrounds Garden Volunteer
Date: May 31, 2023
Time: 9AM-10AM
Location: DuPage County Fairgrounds Gardens
Join us weekly on Wednesdays from 9AM-10AM to work in our gardens - weeding, harvesting, and planting for our families within the region that face food insecurity. We look forward to seeing you there, and no need to RSVP! No experience necessary - join in on the fun, and we hope to have a successful [...]
Seedling Sale, May 19
Date: May 19, 2023
Time: 4 PM - 7 PM
Location: 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton (DuPage Fair and Event Center)

Purchase your vegetable seedlings this year and support a great cause that is working to improve the local food system within the region. Every dollar spent will support The GardenWorks Project’s 2023 home gardens, providing the resources and materials needed to create more food access for those facing food insecurity and hunger. To visit our […]

Seedling Sale, May 20
Date: May 20, 2023
Time: 9 AM - 12PM
Location: 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton (DuPage County Fair and Event Center)

Purchase your vegetable seedlings this year and support a great cause that is working to improve the local food system within the region. Every dollar spent will support The GardenWorks Project’s 2023 home gardens, providing the resources and materials needed to create more food access for those facing food insecurity and hunger. To visit our […]

Fall Seedling Sale, August 18
Date: August 18, 2023
Time: 4 PM-7 PM
Location: 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton (DuPage County Fair and Event Center)

Purchase your FALL vegetable seedlings this year and support a great cause that is working to improve the local food system within the region. Every dollar spent will support The GardenWorks Project’s 2023 home gardens, providing the resources and materials needed to create more food access for those facing food insecurity and hunger. To visit […]

Seedling Sale, August 19
Date: August 19, 2023
Time: 9 AM - 12PM
Location: 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton (DuPage County Fair and Event Center)

Purchase your FALL vegetable seedlings this year and support a great cause that is working to improve the local food system within the region. Every dollar spent will support The GardenWorks Project’s 2023 home gardens, providing the resources and materials needed to create more food access for those facing food insecurity and hunger. To visit […]

Garden Lead Training 2023
Date: April 19, 2023
Time: 7PM
Location: 2100 Manchester Road, #970, Wheaton, IL 60187

Our 2023 GardenLead Training will equip our volunteer leadership team with the tools and resources to support our families in their journey of growing, eating, and sharing produce. This training is for our GardenLeads only, but if you are interested in being a lead in the future, please contact Amanda Bryant at amanda.bryant@gardenworksproject.org.

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