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  • Smart Farm in Barrington proves to be a smart idea Oct 27, 2014 2:34 PM
    Organizers with Smart Farm in Barrington are wrapping up their sixth growing season, and the numbers are staggering. This grass-roots, educational farm project produced more than 7,100 pounds of fresh vegetables — and donated 100 percent of it to food pantries. “We’re winding down now,” says founder Kathy Gabelman of Barrington, “but the garden is still producing and we could use help harvesting and preparing our beds for winter."

  • Community turns out to grow, harvest for Fremont Township food pantry Sep 16, 2012 5:00 AM
    They say it takes a village to raise a child. In the case of Fremont Township in Lake County, it takes a community to grow a garden. For the third year, township officials have turned nearly a half-acre behind their building into a vegetable garden for the families and individuals who visit their food pantry.

  • Covenant Church members on a mission to grow crops for the hungry Sep 2, 2012 8:45 AM
    Members of the Covenant Church of Schaumburg don't mince words. The name for their garden plots says it all: They call it their One Ton Garden. That's how much weight in vegetables they aim to grow each summer and donate to the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry.

  • Summer school students cultivate life lessons from gardening Aug 19, 2012 5:00 AM
    Teachers and students at London Middle School in Wheeling are tending a garden at the school as part of a project that will benefit area food pantries.

  • Master Gardeners tend 4 plots to donate produce to food pantry Aug 3, 2012 11:35 AM
    DuPage County Extension Master Gardeners have taken their mission to help people "learn to grow" one step further. Beyond answering gardening questions and helping with plant problems, they are encouraging fellow gardeners to grow extra vegetables for families who use the local food pantry.

  • Garden club members work to fill food pantry with produce Jul 20, 2012 11:28 AM
    An unusual garden stood out among the many stops on last month's garden walk, hosted by the Schaumburg Garden Club: a 5,000-square-foot vegetable garden, whose sole purpose is to raise fresh produce for the local food pantry.

  • Fresh Giving Garden concept sprouts all over Itasca Jul 5, 2012 1:00 AM
    As many as 70 participants of a new concept in Giving Gardens are nurturing at least one plant dedicated to feeding the hungry through the Itasica Food Pantry. They have one thing in common -- colorful garden stakes proclaiming their commitment.

  • Clerics of St. Viator sow a Giving Garden Jun 27, 2012 6:37 PM
    Drive back into the wooded acres that surround the Province Center for the Clerics of St. Viator, in Arlington Heights, and a garden surrounded by a white picket fence pops up. Rows and rows of vegetables are planted, including tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, zucchini, beans and asparagus, while a bed of flowers and another of herbs serve as its gateway. Planting the vegetables is a new effort this summer for the Viatorians, including lay associates, priests and brothers.

  • Drop off Giving Garden donations at area food pantries Jun 20, 2012 11:08 PM
    Food pantries from all over the suburbs are taking donations of fresh produce as part of the Giving Garden campaign.

  • Hoover students put academic talents to work in garden project Sep 26, 2011 6:00 AM
    Students and faculty members will gather on Monday for the dedication of a new concept within Schaumburg schools: the Hoover Math and Science Academy. The open-enrollment school aims to offer a unique learning environment for students. And it all starts with their innovative community garden project, started more than 18 months ago as part of an intergenerational project with senior residents at Friendship Village in Schaumburg.

  • Garden ministry keeps food pantry clients stocked with produce Sep 18, 2011 12:00 AM
    For six years, church members have tended the plot exclusively for the purpose of donating fresh vegetables to clients served by the Palatine Township Food Pantry. They have averaged donating 400 pounds each summer, but this year they expect to reach 500.

  • Kraft garden project delivers produce to food pantry Sep 10, 2011 6:30 AM
    On the west side of the Kraft plant in Naperville where a variety of Nabisco brand crackers are produced, another type of food production goes on, thanks to the tender care by Master Gardeners. Nearly a dozen members of the University of Illinois Extension Service in DuPage County have been working the garden, coming twice a week throughout the summer.

  • Garden ministry at St. Alphonsus helps feed 150 families Aug 21, 2011 6:00 AM
    Parish members at St. Alphonsus Liguori Church in Prospect Heights have a catchy name for one of their hands-on ministries; they call it the Garden of Eatin'.

  • Menís club tends Mitzvah Day garden Aug 14, 2011 12:00 AM
    If you think that backyard gardening is a womanís pursuit, think again.At the Congregation Or Shalom in Vernon Hills, it is members of the Menís Club who have organized a garden, and already they are seeing the fruits of their labor.

  • Eagle Scout project will turn out tomatoes, peppers Jul 28, 2011 3:00 PM
    Earlier this year, Boy Scout Alex Boyle of Naperville turned to the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry for ideas about a potential Eagle Scout project. Their answer surprised him. They didnít need help sorting donations or even refurbishing their space. Instead they came up with a more hands-on project: developing a garden to grow fresh vegetables for their food pantry clients.

  • Community garden helps provide for food pantry Jul 15, 2011 8:13 PM
    A historic neighborhood association near downtown Arlington Heights has taken on a new project this summer: a victory garden, with the goal of raising fresh produce to contribute to the Wheeling Township Food Pantry.

  • Community gardeners grow fresh produce for local food pantry Jul 8, 2011 7:36 AM
    Members of the Schaumburg Garden Club work a plot of nearly 4,000 square feet out behind Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Schaumburg. They have been working together to raise fresh vegetables for more than 10 years now, and they contribute all of their harvest to the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry.

  • Woodland second-graders plant Harvest Garden to feed hungry Jun 19, 2011 12:00 AM
    Anne Nagro of Gurnee is a certified Master gardener, but even she had her hands full this month when she oversaw the planting of the Harvest Garden at Woodland Elementary School in Gages Lake.

  • Giving Garden: Where to donate your harvest to help the hungry Aug 9, 2011 9:25 AM
    Each summer, the Daily Herald sponsors the Giving Garden program where suburban gardeners can donate extra fresh fruits and vegetables to more than 50 local food pantries across Cook, Lake, Kane, DuPage and McHenry counties. Here's where you can donate.

  • Scouts help Giving Garden campaign continue to grow Jun 3, 2011 9:55 PM
    Every Cub Scout promises to “help other people” and for members of Pack 1047 in Gilberts, that means vegetable gardening.

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