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History of the Gardens

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The Communiversity Gardens are among many sites within DeKalb county that are overseen by DeKalb County Community Gardens (DCCG). The late Sandra Streed, Senior Research Associate for the NIU Center for Governmental Studies (CGS), was an advocate for sustainable food practices and was dedicated to creating access to fresh produce for individuals regardless of income. Sandra joined forces with Dan Kenney of DCCG to further develop ways to provide access to fresh produce on the Northern Illinois University campus. Thanks to her hard work, the Communiversity Gardens broke ground on May 8, 2014.