Gardeners start new season of feeding the hungry
DeKALB – DeKalb County Community Gardens will begin its second growing season with a public garden-build orientation at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Mayor’s Community Garden, at the corner of South Fifth and Franklin streets in DeKalb, behind city hall.
DCCG will invite new elected officials to attend and share in the orientation. The event will provide information about how to build a raised-bed garden and about plans for this particular garden, which will feature an edible landscape, a children’s garden area, a pizza garden, a natural arbor, herb garden and more. Members of the DeKalb Area Garden Club and University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners will answer questions and share information about building gardens and seed starting.
In its first year, DeKalb County Community Gardens installed and coordinated the management of community gardens at 16 sites. More than 1.5 tons of food was raised by volunteers for area food pantries and community meal locations. DCCG has expanded to nearly 10 acres of growing space at more than 35 sites.
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