550 6th St
Carlyle, IL 62231
Community Garden Talk Scheduled
Participating in a community garden can reward you with many benefits. The benefits include eating more healthy locally grown produce, engaging in physical activity, skill building, beautification, socialization and more. Community Gardens come in all shapes and forms. Some gardens are GIFT Gardens (Growing Illinois Food Together) and the produce is often donated to food pantries and to families in need, some gardens are a collection of residents who choose to occupy a plot within a garden because they do not have the space at home or choose to garden alongside others in the community, and yet others are located at schools or institutions and are teaching gardens, where participants not only learn how to grow healthy food, the garden also provides additional teaching opportunities throughout the gardening process. These are just a few ways people involve themselves with community gardening.
University of Illinois Extension will be providing a program and discussion on community gardens at the Case Halsted Library, 550 Sixth Street, Carlyle, IL on Friday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in learning more about community gardening and how you can become involved you will want to attend. We will define community gardening and take a look at many types and styles available to establish a garden. For participants looking to start a new community garden we will examine many of the considerations you need to plan for from assessment, funding, planning, and partnerships. We will also take a look at some current ongoing community gardens in the area that you may wish to explore or take part in.
The City of Carlyle has recently announced creating a Community Garden. Learn more about this project from local organizers as part of this evening program. This is a free community program and no registration is required. You do not need to be a resident of Carlyle to participate.
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact the Extension office at (618) 526-4551.