Open House in West Chicago
January 26, 2017 6:00 p.m.
103 W. Washington Street, West Chicago
The GardenWorks Project, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring families in need of food assistance have access to homegrown vegetables, invites the public to an Open House at their Suburban Agricultural Resource Center at 6:00 p.m. on January 26, 2017 at 103 W. Washington St., West Chicago.
The Open House is hosted in collaboration with Healthy West Chicago and People Made Visible. People Made Visible manages Gallery 200 and welcomes The Garden Resource Center into the space and to West Chicago. The GardenWorks Project Suburban Agriculture Resource Center will support all gardeners who wish to grow food for themselves and families facing food-insecurity with a tool lending library, gardening supplies, and organic gardening classes. Special guest Mayor Ruben Pineda will officially welcome The GardenWorks Project and the Garden Resource Center into the West Chicago community.
“We are thrilled to bring gardening resources to the residents of West Chicago and DuPage County. We hope to inspire and educate home and community gardeners so that they can grow food for themselves and families who rely on food pantries,” said Joe Grussenmeyer, The GardenWorks Project board president. One of Healthy West Chicago’s objectives is to improve availability of locally grown food.
“Our partnership with The GardenWorks Project strengthens our food growing strategy, and our network of food-producing gardeners. We look forward to supporting local food pantries with food donations, and helping residents and institutions learn to grow their own nutritious food,” said Healthy West Chicago Director Andi Cooper.
Attendees will enjoy light refreshments while learning about the organization’s gardening programs, volunteer opportunities, and community resources. There is no fee to attend. RSVP to www.gardenworksproject.org/events. Future events to be held at the Garden Resource Center include “How to Start a Community Garden” on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. and a “Seed Starting Class” on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.