Community Gardens prepares to get dirty

The DeKalb County Community Gardens invites the NIU and DeKalb communities to its annual Growing Season Kick-Off dinner and organizing meeting on Monday, March 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Outreach Building, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Rd.

The event will give students and community members a chance to enjoy hot soup, fresh locally-baked bread and cookies while learning about ways to become involved in ending hunger in DeKalb county.

Since 2014, NIU has partnered with the DeKalb County Community Gardens on a number of projects designed to combat food insecurity by bringing fresh, local, sustainably-grown organic vegetables to the community.

One of these important projects is the Communiversity Gardens, which broke ground on the NIU campus in May of 2014. Since then, the Communiversity Gardens have expanded to include four locations on the NIU campus where NIU students, faculty, staff and community members work to grow organic vegetables as well as grasses and other plants native to the northern Illinois region.

For more information about the DeKalb County Community Gardens Growing Season Kick-Off event, contact Dan Kenney at dkenney53@hotmail.com.

For more information about the Communiversity Gardens, or to volunteer, contact the NIU Communiversity Gardens at niucg@niu.edu.

 

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