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Greentown Grows Inc

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Causes: Agricultural Programs, Environment, Environmental Education, Food, Food Programs

Mission: Igniting the family-grown food revolution by empowering home gardens and networks of neighborhood gardeners. Deepening the knowledge and love of nature to preserve our planet and nurture a lifelong commitment to reverence for life.

Target demographics: Empower families to take charge of their food through gardening

Direct beneficiaries per year: 50+ people

Geographic areas served: Greater Waukegan area

Programs: Home Garden Program, Madeleine Fuqua Garden, Gardening Classes, and participating in local events

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LBelles

Board Member

Rating: 5

Having the chance to harvest over 2,000 lbs of fresh vegetables each year from 2015-2019 for a local food pantry was very rewarding personally. Occasionally, I also volunteered at the food pantry when the vegetables were made available to the patrons. Seeing peoples’ faces light up at the sight of the beautiful vegetables and hearing their positive comments made my heart sing with joy. Greentown Grows has service at its heart and has generously supported the Waukegan area for 24 years.