RU’s Community Garden at the Schaumburg Campus Expanding this Spring

Last year, a stalwart group of “urban pioneers” broke ground on Roosevelt’s Community Garden in Schaumburg. This year, RU is stepping up the effort to advance the garden’s sustainability in keeping with our mission. New plots plus exciting advancements are planned for this season’s Schaumburg Community Garden:

Sch GardenSaturday April 20th, 9:30-noon: RU’s Schaumburg Campus will expand the garden and apply compost to the soil in conjunction New Deal Service Day, a campus sustainability tour, a university open house for prospective students, and a Student Activities-sponsored “fun fair.”

Other garden developments include:

  • RUrbanPioneers Facebook page for information and gardening tips
  • Free rototilling to prepare additional garden plots and turn over the soil in the fall
  • Free compost from the Wabash Building
  • New 5′ x 10′ size plots; creative gardens encouraged
  • A community herb garden managed by the University; herbs will be shared with all gardeners
  • Organic gardening tips, special events, plant sales, and competitions for most nutritious, largest harvest and most creative plot

Join the RUrbanPioneers and sign up for a plot by March 30th. Email RUrbanPioneers@gmail.com for more information, and see the links below for more detailed info plus a garden plot application form. We look forward to gardening sustainably with you!

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