Welcome to Grow Lake County!
place. Lake County, IL has wonderful small family farms growing good food for communities, innovative gardening and
food projects, and people who care about where their food comes from.
resources to grow your own food, and learn about what is happening in your community and how to get involved.
food supports Lake County family
farms and provides environmental,
economic, and health
nourishes your mind and body. Find
places throughout Lake County to
purchase local food and
local food—fresh food from your back-
yard or community garden! Follow
these easy tips and resources
stronger in communities and
nationally each year. Learn about
academic and entrepreneurial
hungry Lake County neighbors. Learn
about what is happening in your
community and how to join
more about this movement. Find
grants, toolkits, resources for schools,
community gardens, growers
Micro-grants to support local food projects now available
Two local foundations are partnering to provide small grants to organizations and groups in Lake County engaged in innovative local food projects that are feeding communities across the County.
The program provides grants ranging from $500-$2,500 to groups engaged in local food projects such as gardening, ag job skills training, access to food in underserved communities, and more. Eligible applicants must be a 501(c)3 organization, educational institution, or government entity located within Lake County, Illinois.