Oakton Community Garden
We are a community garden run on the campus of Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, IL. Through a partnership between our Sustainability Specialist, Environmental Studies Concentration, Faculty Fellowship projects, and the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Program, we host classes, clubs, and community volunteers to tend the 17 raised garden beds (80-100sqft each) and donate nearly all produce to local food pantries. Ongoing funding and support for the garden has been difficult. We received a grant last year to buy new supplies, but having any source of revenue to help support the sustainable maintenance of the garden would be great.