Community Garden

What is Forest Park Community Garden?

Forest Park Community Garden (FPCG) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing gardening opportunities in the Village of Forest Park. Our mission is to educate the community on how to build organic, sustainable food systems; provide organic produce for needy families; and beautify our community through gardening.

Gardening: A Healthy Choice

Growing your own food can not only help you provide healthy food for you and your family, it can also be an inexpensive and healthy form of exercise and entertainment. Gardening allows you to get outside and enjoy some peaceful time in the sunshine. Many activities common to gardening, such as preparing soil, digging, and weeding, help maintain strength and flexibility and burn calories to boot!

Garden With Us

Whether you are a novice or an expert, you are welcome to apply for a plot. Our garden is located on the northwest corner of I-290 and Harlem Ave. The garden consists of raised bed garden plots that are rented by individuals just like you who want a sunny place to enjoy gardening and grow food for themselves and their families. Garden plots are available in exchange for a small annual fee as well as a security deposit. Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year. If you are interested in gardening with FPCG, please visit our website fpcommunitygarden.com for more information.


Events




Posted: 9-2-11

Free Food Preserving Class

Sunday Sept. 11th, 2-4:30pm
Mohr Community Center - 7640 Jackson Blvd.

  Download - Free Food Preserving Class Flyer


Free Educational Events

In addition to our garden space, we also provide several educational lectures throughout the year as well as other community-centered events. Topics may include:
-Gardening 101 - Getting Started
-Growing Spring Vegetables
-Container Gardening
-Organic Pest Control

  Download - What's in Seaon Chart - Timeline/ Produce


One Heirloom Project

Hello FPCG gardeners and supporters. I wanted to let you know about an exciting program we're partnering on with Green Home Experts store in Oak Park and Root Riot Community Garden Network (also out of Oak Park). The program is called "One Heirloom Project." Basically the way it works is, each year one heirloom plant is chosen--this year its German Pink tomatoes!--and gardeners are invited to join the project by growing this variety of tomato in their garden this year. We can all watch our German Pinks grow together, share recipes, and more. The Green Home Experts store in Oak Park is taking pre-orders for a limited amount of German Pink seedlings. The cost is $3.50 and profits of the plant sales support FPCG and Root Riot. Its an all around great project. You can learn more by reading Green Home Expert's blog about the program here:

Green Home Expert's blog

If you want to participate, make sure to get over to Green Home Experts to pre-order your plants. I hear they are going very fast! Green Home Experts will also be offering several canning and preserving classes this year, including a class on how to use your German Pinks! If you'd like to receive more info on the canning classes, please contact Green Home Experts at (708) 660-1443 or gogreen@ghexperts.com

And finally, don't forget to buy your ticket for our very first actual adult (as in, not a bake sale) fundraiser being held at Molly Malone's on May 26. Tickets range from $15-$25 and we have tons of amazing silent auction and raffle items! Check it out and buy your ticket at the link below:

Buy Your Ticket Here!

Thanks for reading!

Jessica
President
Forest Park Community Garden


Comcast Care's Day


  Download - FPCG Thank You Volunteers

  Download - Gratitude On Behalf of The Village of Forest Park

For more information on our upcoming events: fpcommunitygarden.com