Sandburg Community Garden Open House June 16-17

  Aaron Frey
  Friday, June 2, 2017 2:25 PM
  Campus News

Galesburg, IL

All are welcome to take part in the Carl Sandburg College Community Garden’s third annual open garden sessions from 1-3 p.m. June 16 and 9-11 a.m. June 17.

Garden volunteers will provide tours and tips in addition to showing some of the new techniques they are using this year. Hy-Vee registered dietician and licensed dietician/nutritionist Lauren Williams will provide onsite cooking demonstrations, and Spurgeon Veggies will have fresh produce for sale. Attendees also can register to win door prizes and view other exhibits.

The garden is located at the entrance to the College’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. Started in 2011 and run entirely by volunteers, the Sandburg Community Garden annually provides thousands of pounds of fresh produce that is donated to local food pantries and families in need.

Last year, the garden produced 3,972 pounds of food behind a combined 743 hours of volunteer work. Like the garden’s Facebook page at

For more information, contact Mary Robson at 309.368.3681 or

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