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GreenTown Grows



Focus Areas:

  • Food Access
  • Nutrition / Food / Gardening Education
  • School Programs / Youth Education

Organization Mission:

GreenTown Waukegan is a group of citizens—working under a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation—to grow healthy food, without herbicides or pesticides, to feed low-income families. We also promote the concept of urban farming and help to plant other community gardens.


Our flagship project, the Madeleine Fuqua Garden promotes environmental sustainability, education, and food accessibility in Waukegan and was created to raise community awareness of the bounty and fellowship localized sustainable agriculture can nurture. Currently, in partnership with the Waukegan Park District, our 40 raised beds are located at the Callahan Park off Yorkhouse Road. Over 2,400 pounds of produce is donated each year to the food pantry at Community Christian Church of Lake County serving over 20,000 people a year. We have been active in the greater Waukegan area for over 10 years!

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