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Kicking off the 2024 Season

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Kicking off the 2024 Season

The GardenWorks Project is kicking off its thirteenth season this spring, expanding access to fresh produce for individuals and families facing food insecurity. Thanks to collaborations with volunteers, donors, local businesses and social service organizations, last year we grew over 14,000 pounds of fresh, nutritious produce in 140 garden beds throughout the western suburbs and facilitated produce donations of over 4,000 pounds from home gardeners and local farmers to food pantries.

The momentum continues as we prepare to dig in for the 2024 season, improving food equity and access for residents in DuPage and surrounding counties facing food insecurity. As we prepare for spring and the warm months ahead, we are pleased to announce our season kickoff event: 

 The GardenWorks Project Educational Workshop & Volunteer Kick Off:

Thursday, March 21,  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Growing a Giving Garden Workshop 6:00 – 6:50 p.m.
Volunteer Kickoff Info Session 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
DuPage County Fairgrounds
2015 Manchester Road,
Building 5, Wheaton

At 6 pm, join Amanda Bryant, program manager of The GardenWorks Project, as she provides valuable insights on kickstarting a thriving vegetable garden this spring and offers guidance on growing produce for food pantries. Following that, at 7 pm, The GardenWorks Project staff will delve into the organization’s sustainable approach to food cultivation, efforts to enhance fresh food accessibility, and explore volunteer opportunities available for the upcoming season.

Join us for one portion, or both, bring a friend, and learn more about how you can help continue growing food security and food equity in our region. 

RSVP today!

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