In the Gardens works to enhance health and well-being in areas with limited access to fresh food and beyond in three ways:

  • Edible Organic Garden Design and implementation is offered for one’s school, community, congregation, home or office. The home site’s organic, edible, permaculture landscape is used to educate, employ the needy, share and celebrate, with 80% of the food harvested donated to the hungry.
  • Mindfulness Practice is offered through daylong retreats and courses, one-on-one trainings, and classes in your business or community.
  • The Mindful Gardens Project℠ uses mindfulness practice as a foundation for design and implementation of edible organic gardens in areas with limited fresh food access and other communities.

Sukkot—Fall Harvest Celebration and Fundraiser

Basil and tomatoes, red peppers, arugula, bush beans and pole beans, onions, radishes and dill… it’s harvest! The fall harvest celebration at our home site is over; see our blog A Wonderful Celebration for a recap. But our fall fundraiser is still in progress! If you would like to jump in and donate, we offer our thanks!

Please Help Us! In the Gardens Volunteer Events

Our garden needs your help! Please come to our upcoming Volunteer Days:

  • Sunday, October 22, 1:30-6:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 29, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Would another date or time be better for you? Please call or email us and we will arrange for a more suitable date/time.

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In the Gardens ℠
PO Box 603, Maywood, IL 60153

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