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Raised Bed Gardening Program

Edible Evanston wants to spread to joy of growing your own food and eating a healthy diet, and we want gardeners to be sucessful.

More about what we're doing

Most recent version posted on:
February 19, 2023

Locally raised produce enables less reliance on distant food sources and can provide produce with greater nutritional benefit, improving the health of vulnerable populations. Our New Gardener Program facilitates the efforts of families to grow their own food, providing experienced guidance and classes and seeds to get started. We give away thousands of packets of seeds free at our annual “Seed Swap.”


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You're Needed! Here Are Some Involvement Opportunities

Tour Our Food Forest

Watch for tours of the Food Forest in 2023 in the events list above. In the meantime, you are always welcome to visit on your own.

Take a New Gardener Class

New Gardener education classes will be rolled out throughout the year and class registration for each session will be open to all. They will be included in our above Upcoming Events list!

We have both planning and execution roles for all four of our initiatives: our demonstration food forest, produce sharing program, citywide education, and raised bed gardening.

Support our program by donating to Climate Action Evanston and earmarking your donation to support the Edible Evanston Program. And if you wish you can further earmark your donation to one of our initiatives.