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What is a Community Garden?

A community garden is a space set aside by a local landholder for the purpose of food growing. The space is usually sub-divided into plots which can be rented by the public for a growing season. Community Gardens do not predetermine what you must do with the produce you grow.

Why inventory Community Gardens?

Community gardens are a crucial amenity of local food infrastructure. For landless DuPagers, the opportunity to rent space for food growing is invaluable. Community gardens make starting a garden easy and feasible, reducing barriers for first-time gardeners.



Bloomingdale Park District

Carol Stream:

Slepicka Homestead Park

Downers Grove:

Mar-Duke Farm Park

Elmhurst Park District:

Golden Meadows Park (Unconfirmed, no website)

Glen Ellyn:

Glen Ellyn Park District


Lisle Park District


Naperville Garden Plots


Sustain DuPage Victory Garden