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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

External Links & Resources - Community Gardens

This table contains a comprehensive list of external links and resources regarding the topic of composting. Inclusion in this list is not an endorsement of any given website, nor is the County intentionally excluding any entity or organization. Email us at to provide feedback or if there is another resource we can include. 

Community Gardens Resources


A grassroots, volunteer-led project working to relieve hunger in DuPage County, IL by providing individuals and families in need with vegetable gardens and coaching.

Whole Kids FoundationSchool garden grant program
Growing Community Across U.S. & CanadaGood funding sources for community gardens
DuPage Master Gardeners Volunteer OpportunitiesA variety of volunteer opportunities with DuPage Master Gardeners, from Adult & Youth Horticultural Therapy to Gardening with Special Needs Students
Connecting Chicago Community Gardeners
A forum connecting Chicago Community Gardeners to share information, collaborate, exchange ideas and build networks.
American Community Gardening AssociationThe American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) is a national nonprofit membership organization of professionals, volunteers and supporters of community greening in urban and rural communities.
FORWARD DuPageCoalition of partners dedicated to reversing the obesity trend in DuPage County by educating children and families about the importance of eating healthy and being physically active.
The Resiliency Institute

An organization transforming the suburbs into resilient permaculture communities that are prepared for economic, social and environmental change.

Food Safety Tips For Safe Produce (pdf)

Assistant Director of Environmental Health, DuPage County Health Department - No special rules for facilities that have their own permit to operate a food service. If a community group operates a garden or farm stand for whole uncut produce no special rules but if they plan to cut it, prepare it in any way for the public, they need to have either a temporary or annual permit to serve food from our department.

Cultivate SafetySafety guidelines for youth working in gardens