The GardenWorks Project empowers, educates, and promotes organic suburban agriculture to improve the well-being of our community, the environment, and families facing food insecurity. We support all gardeners in their efforts to grow and prepare food for themselves and their neighbors in need.
The Food Growers Network (FGN) is an annual membership program inspiring home and community gardeners to grow fresh vegetables and donate a portion to local food pantries.
Explore the Food Growers Network's Impact
Join the Food Growers Network & Support Home Gardeners
The Food Growers Network cultivates a vibrant community of like-minded individuals united by a shared passion for nurturing the earth and nourishing our neighbors.
Each membership includes:
- 10 vegetable/herb seed packets, of your choice;
- a GardenWorks tote bag;
- Discounts on seedlings;
- Member meet-ups, hosted by GardenWorks staff and board members, throughout the year.
Individual membership is $25 annually and directly benefits The GardenWorks Project programming.
Join the network that makes local food grow plentifully in our region, and make a difference with your donation to build a healthier, more inclusive food system.
GardenWorks Educational Events
The GardenWorks Food Growers Network hosts quarterly educational events to support growers in their journey towards environmental stewardship, food production, and a more resilient food economy within the region. See the next tab for immediate Food-Growers’ events and, for all scheduled events, our calendar of events to RSVP and to learn more.
Upcoming Food Growers Network Activities
Workshops, Book Clubs, & Open Houses
GardenWorks and the Local Food Economy
Even if you aren’t a food growers, there are ways to get involved in the movement towards greater food resilience! In recent years, The GardenWorks Project has partnered with local farms and farmer’s markets to encourage the consumption of locally produced product during the growing season. We’ve create a list of vendors, farms, and locations, and we hope to see this listing GROW over the coming years. If you are a farmer or vendor that produces food within our region and you aren’t on our listing, please contact us at email@example.com. To a bountiful harvest of plenty within western Chicagoland!
Visit Our Resource Center
The GardenWorks Project Suburban Agriculture Resource Center is located at 2100 Manchester Road, #970, Wheaton. Our supply closet is located across the street at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, Manchester Road, Wheaton.
At the Resource Center, visitors may attend educational events on various organic gardening topics, drop off gardening tools to donate to our home growers, and obtain seeds, seedlings and other resources (depending on availability).