NIU Communiversity Gardens:  Come grow with us 

Another growing season is upon us and the NIU Communiversity Gardens is preparing for its best season yet. The team of volunteers who manage the gardens continue to spread the DeKalb County Community Gardens (DCCG) message that locally- and sustainably-grown food has both health and community benefits.

Students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to volunteer, take classes and harvest fresh grown produce. Volunteer days for the 2017 growing season will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. starting Tuesday, April 4. Beginning May 14, Sunday volunteer shifts from 4 to 6 p.m. will be added to the weekly opportunities for volunteers.

Continued volunteer involvement allows the gardens to have a positive impact on NIU and the surrounding communities. “Our volunteers are amazing and we could not do what we do without them,” says Melissa Burlingame, co-manager for the Communiversity Gardens.

The management team for the Communiversity Gardens is recruiting a volunteer coordinator and an outreach coordinator. Applications for summer and fall internships are currently being accepted.

If you have questions about the internships or volunteer opportunities, e-mail the co-managers for the Communiversity Gardens (Melissa Burlingame and Michaela Holtz) at niucg@niu.edu.

Be sure to follow the NIU Communiversity Gardens on Facebook to find information about future events and fundraisers.

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