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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...
Hunger Action Month
As a part of Hunger Action Month, NIU will host a fast-paced discussion on the issue of hunger and how it presents itself locally, regionally and globally. Courtney Gallaher, a professor in the Department of Geography, will moderate the conversation.from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Wirtz Hall auditorium (Room 101). Panelists...
NIU Communiversity Gardens
DeKalb County Community Gardens (DCCG) has added a fourth Communiversity Garden site at Northern Illinois University, part of a growing partnership with the university. The Annie Glidden Heritage Garden, consisting of four 5-foot-by-10-foot raised beds, is located on the property of the NIU Foundation, next to the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. “We are pleased...
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From 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 30, Potbelly Sandwich Shop will donate 25 percent of all proceeds during those hours to DeKalb County Community Gardens. In the spirit of “kicking off” the planting season, come to 1013 W. Lincoln Hwy. to enjoy some healthy food and live music. During DCCG’s third season, more than...
NIU Cares Day 2014
If the greater DeKalb and Sycamore communities look a little spiffier than normal next week, thank the 800 NIU students who will participate Saturday, April 18, in NIU Cares Day. The students will roll out of bed early and head to 80 different work sites across the county. Many will report to schools across DeKalb...
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Take a break from cooking Thursday, Feb. 26, to enjoy a toasty sandwich, hearty soup or a fresh salad while helping to raise funds for a local cause. From 4 to 8 p.m., the Potbelly Sandwich Shop at 1013 W. Lincoln Hwy. will donate 25 percent of its sales to DeKalb County Community Gardens. In...
Eboo Patel
In an era of global religious conflict, the United State is the most religiously diverse nation in human history and the most religiously devout nation in the West. Will faith be a barrier of division or a bridge of cooperation? Eboo Patel, author of “Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle...
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DeKalb County Community Gardens will hold its annual Local Flavors Harvest Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Supporters who attend the fundraiser can back the work of the community gardens while they enjoy a menu created by Chef Chad of Tapa La Luna. This is the only event with food locally sourced from...
DeKalb County Community Gardens and NIU are planning a groundbreaking at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, for the first-ever “Communiversity Garden” at NIU’s main DeKalb campus. The garden will involve NIU students and community members in growing food to share with those in need. “This joint community and university project could be a template for...
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A “Local Flavors Harvest Dinner” is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, to support the work of the DeKalb County Community Gardens. The fundraiser at Tapa La Luna, 226 E. Lincoln Hwy., will feature a menu using produce and meat from DeKalb County. Craig Mathey will provide music. Tickets are $45 each,...
Kathryn Olson plants tomatoes.
How does your garden grow? For a team of Huskies Service Scholars from the Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy, it grows for others. NIU’s Huskie Service Scholars program develops a peer network where teams of incoming first-generation or low-income students are paired with an upperclassmen mentor. Kathryn Olson, a 2012-2013 HSS...