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Sandburg Community Garden Looking for Help

GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College Community Garden will have informational meetings for new, returning, and interested volunteers at 12:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. April 11 in Room A031 on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

Anyone interested in assisting with the garden this year is encouraged to attend one of these sessions. There are no qualifications necessary to be a Sandburg Community Garden volunteer aside from a passion for giving back to the community.

Established in 2011 and located near the entrance to the Main Campus, the Sandburg Community Garden produces thousands of pounds of freshly grown food each year that is donated to those in need. Work in the garden is done entirely by volunteers. The garden produced 4,014 pounds of food in 2017.

Most of the garden’s donations went to FISH Food Pantry, which serves more than 500 families each month; St. Vincent DePaul food pantry, which serves 100 people each month; LaGrace Hall of Hope, which houses six women in need and helps them to live safe and independently again; and the Salvation Army.

For questions or more information, contact Mary Robson at 309.368.3681 or mrobson@sandburg.edu.

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