Tenth Dems Community Connection launches Garden to Table effort


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Waukegan Community Connection volunteers at work

The Garden to Table project is a full-circle adventure that will encompass growing and harvesting the food to be used in economical and nutritional meals as part of our healthy cooking classes for local families. By request, the program has been expanded to include canning demonstrations.

Community Connection needs mentors, gardeners, cooks, nutritionists, canners and lots of volunteers! A project for the young and young at heart, this will be a great community building activity with long-lasting educational results.

The garden was planted earlier this spring with the help of Tenth Dems volunteers and is filled with carrots, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and bush beans, among other things.

The garden’s location at 35 S. Genesee Street in Waukegan is wonderfully restful, with a gazebo, statues, and a children’s butterfly garden, as well as a great view of our beautiful lakefront.

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With the planting complete, we need volunteers to help with weeding, watering, and reviving an area of native plantings and with the children’s butterfly garden. If you have a green thumb or simply like to dig in the dirt, please contact us—just an hour or two of your time will help us continue to make the Community Garden a special place. Garden volunteer hours are available during the week and on the weekend by contacting Joe Dubaniewicz at info@tenthdems.org.

This article is featured in the July 2013 issue of Tenth News, Tenth Dems’ long-running, photo-filled monthly newsletter.

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