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The Communiversity Gardens are supported by the DeKalb County Community Gardens (DCCG).

CrowdRise Online Support

We are able to accept monetary donations via CrowdRise to support the NIU Communiversity Gardens.

  • Go to CrowdRise
  • Select "Donate to this Fundraiser" orange button in top right portion of screen
  • Select donation amount and complete your information if desired
  • Billing Information
    • Select whether you want to pay the service & credit card fee by selecting "edit" next to "So 100% of your donation goes to the Charity"

T-Shirt Fundraiser

We are currently selling t-shirts to raise funds to purchase a large tool shed. Each t-shirt costs $12 and all of the proceeds directly support the purchase of the shed.

To place your order:

  • Email niucg@niu.edu to indicate your interest in purchasing a t-shirt.
  • Either be prepared to pay with cash or pay online via PayPal
    • PayPal accounts are free and easy to set up

How could your donation support the gardens?

  • $25 of seeds can produce over 500 pounds of food for families in need
  • $25 would cover the cost of four hand tools to help volunteers maintain the gardens efficiently
  • $50 could purchase one wheelbarrow
  • $100 would sponsor one fruit-bearing tree
  • $150 would cover the cost of materials for one 5'X10' garden bed

Supply Wish List

  • Compost
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Native plants
  • Containers for container garden
  • Plastic shopping bags for donations
  • Plant identification markers
  • Lumber for raised beds and benches
  • Twine and other materials to secure plants
  • Hand tools and gloves

Contact Us

niucg@niu.edu 

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