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GreenTown Waukegan, Inc.

Community:

Waukegan

Focus Areas:

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

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.

Description:

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!

Collaboration:

Greentown Waukegan seeks co-sponsors of educational events and programs concerning locally grown food and environmental health. Additionally, we are interested in collaborating with other organizations of similar focus to raise funds and recruit volunteers. Lastly, Greentown Waukegan is interested in exploring a new project to provide raised beds conveniently accessible to low-income families for the organic growing of vegetables.

Volunteer Needs:

Anyone with a passion for what we do is welcome to join our team of enthusiastic volunteers. A large garden is always in need of an extra hand! Groups and businesses wishing to donate time in the garden are a plus, from weeding and mulching to harvesting. Let us know more about your interests by contacting the phone numbers and email addresses above, or through our contact page on the website.

Website:

waukegan.org

Addition Information:

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Contact information:

Nada Finn, Co-Director
[email protected]
847-917-8310