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Fremont Township Community Garden

Community:

Fremont Township

Focus Areas:

  • Youth Education
  • Gardening Education
  • Hunger Relief
  • Fresh Food Access
  • Nutrition/Food Education

Organization Mission:

Our mission is to maintain a beautiful, productive, organic garden that will demonstrate sustainable gardening techniques, while providing educational and service opportunities to our local residents and fresh produce for our food pantry.

Description:

The Fremont Township Community Garden serves as an outdoor classroom for the community to learn about food production and gardening techniques. Showcasing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables each year and different trellising and growing options, the garden hopes to inspire local residents to start growing in their own backyards. Visitors and volunteers are encouraged to sample the produce and collect herbs and flowers, while the bulk of the produce provides fresh fruits and vegetables for local people in need. The garden also embraces sustainable practices, such as repurposing materials, cob playhouse with green roof, solar energy, native plantings, and cover crops.

Collaboration:

Community organizations are welcome to use the garden for community service work and as a classroom or backdrop for meetings/story times/community building events. We also welcome corporate partnerships for in-service days.

Volunteer Needs:

Our garden offers weekly volunteer opportunities to gardeners of all ages and all skill levels. Our regularly scheduled workdays are Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., from April-late November. We will also gladly schedule private workdays for groups, corporate teams, and schools.

Website:

fremontgarden.org

Addition Information:

N/A

Contact information:

Alicia Dodd, Garden Manager
[email protected]
847-757-6249
22385 W. Route 60
Mundelein, IL, 60060