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  • Giving Garden produce boxes overflow with fresh vegetables Feb 8, 2011 11:40 AM
    Vegetable gardening may be winding down this summer, but fresh produce continues to pour into area food pantries from those participating in the Daily Herald Giving Garden campaign.

  • Convalescent Center contributes fresh produce to community Feb 24, 2011 4:20 PM
    Becky Behning has been making a steady recovery since arriving 17 years ago at the DuPage Convalescent Center in Wheaton - in a coma.

  • Vegetable garden front and center instead of the backyard Feb 24, 2011 5:10 PM
    Doug and Meghan Hill of Arlington Heights love to garden. No, really, they love gardening. One look at their front yard, confirms it. Yes, that's right. Their front yard.

  • Giving Garden: Core group of volunteers tend to the garden Mar 8, 2011 4:51 PM
    Soccer moms on the sidelines of next weekend's Barrington Classic Tournament will find an unusual diversion to explore in between games: an educational garden for the Barrington area, known as the Smart Farm.

  • Harvest from Cub Scouts' Giving Garden growing Aug 21, 2010 11:18 PM
    Boy Scouts are known for their resourcefulness - but who knew they had green thumbs? In Gilberts, Cub Scout Troop 1047 and Boy Scout Pack 1047 are working together to tend a Giving Garden, planted solely to provide fresh produce to their local food pantry.

  • Church volunteers drawn to growing produce for pantry Aug 14, 2010 12:01 AM
    A movement by members of a Palatine church to incorporate green practices into their lives has resulted in a more concerted effort in their garden.

  • Master Gardeners get back to community gardening roots Aug 7, 2010 12:01 AM
    A bumper crop of zucchini squash came up last month in one of the community garden plots in Glen Ellyn, leaving onlookers somewhat behind the 8-ball.

  • Congregation starts garden to assist those in need Jul 31, 2010 12:01 AM
    Members of Barrington United Methodist Church have supported the FISH Food Pantry in Carpentersville for years, but this summer they have ramped up their donations with fresh vegetables.

  • Gardening on, off clock satisfying for Baxter employees Jul 27, 2010 5:25 AM
    As a company, Baxter International in Deerfield has defined clear goals in reducing its carbon footprint and incorporating green principles into its company policies.

  • Itasca Giving Garden having its best year yet Jul 17, 2010 12:01 AM
    From the trading pit at the Board of Trade to the community garden plots in Itasca. That's how far Marty Lundeen has come since walking away from his career as a bond trader. And he couldn't be happier.

  • Working farm donates three times a week Jul 10, 2010 12:01 AM
    Officials with Loaves & Fishes Community Food Pantry in Naperville know the drill: They visit nearby Mayneland Farm three times a week to pick up donations of fresh produce, and when they do, they go up to house, and ring the farm bell.

  • Intergenerational group works together for Giving Garden Jun 26, 2010 12:01 AM
    A dream of planting a vegetable garden for Schaumburg Township's food pantry drew an unusual group of constituents to the table: Hoover Elementary School students and Friendship Village residents, both in Schaumburg.

  • Gardeners share their bounty with those in need Jun 13, 2010 10:21 AM
    Volunteers at Willow Creek Community Church's Care Center in Hoffman Estates, which houses its industrial-sized food pantry, have made a familiar observation: numbers of visits are soaring.

  • Batavia community garden taking shape Apr 25, 2010 12:01 AM
    There were no honorary, gold-painted shovels at the dedication ceremony for the Batavia "Come Grow With Us" community garden Saturday morning.

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