Empowering Families To take Charge of Their Food

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Help us purchase materials for gardens and other programs. 100% goes directly to our efforts

Become a Volunteer

Ready to roll up your sleeves? Volunteers are the heart of our organization


Interested in receiving a garden?

Life begins the
day you start a garden

Since 2007 Greentown Waukegan has been a grassroots nonprofit installing gardens, growing vegetables for donation, educating citizens on the many benefits of gardening, and inspiring youth to explore nature. 

Greentown Grows is our new name, reflecting our changing mission to meet the needs of the community

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Our Mission

Igniting the family-grown food revolution by empowering local gardens and networks of neighborhood gardeners. Deepening the knowledge and love of nature to preserve our planet and nurture a lifelong commitment to reverence for life.


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