Established in 2007, the Pantry Garden is made up of 50 raised vegetable beds, ten herb beds, four apple trees, one fig tree, raspberry bushes, and several barrel planters. The program takes an unused, marginal piece of urban land and turns it into a rich, sustainable land use opportunity that benefits local residents and the county as well. As a member of the Northern Illinois Food Bank program, it produces approximately 5,000 pounds of fresh produce a year.
That produce is distributed to over 10,000 families annually in Kendall County who are food compromised or deprived. Click here to volunteer or learn more about the Pantry Garden Program.