Community gardens help provide fresh produce to local food pantries. New this year, the Ogle County Master Gardeners teamed up with The Kitchen Table in Rochelle to create community gardens to help feed those in need.
The Master Gardeners applied for and received funding through a Growing Together Illinois Grant that was made available through SNAP-Ed. David Kennedy, provided the garden beds as his Eagle Scout project.
The horticulture department at Kishwaukee Community College started plants for the gardens. Along with the Master Gardeners, the local 4-H club members will be working on taking care of the garden beds.
Area residents are encouraged to come take a look at the garden space during its open house and learn more about how it began, the organizations that will be helping out with it and how to get involved.
The garden tour is Sunday, June 6 from 1-3 p.m. The Kitchen Table is located at 7034 S. Klondike Rd. in Rochelle. They are open for brunch that day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Social distancing will be observed, and face masks are required. There is no fee to attend this event.
If you have any questions about this project, or if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact Judy Hodge, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-732-2191. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow enough time for meeting your access needs.