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Communiversity Gardens

Located on the east side of Anderson Hall, this community vegetable garden was established in the spring of 2014. It is just one of the many sites that make up the network of gardens around DeKalb County as a part of DeKalb County Community Gardens (DCCG). 

Aerial Drone Video
Philosophy of Food Class Video

The aptly named Communiversity Gardens thrive with the care and oversight of a strong volunteer network of students, faculty, staff, and community members. 

The purposes of the gardens are many:

  • Improve agricultural literacy by increasing access to education about sustainable farming practices and the importance of local food production
  • Help alleviate struggles associated with food deserts in our community
  • Encourage environmental awareness and ecologically-minded lifestyles
  • Provide opportunities for intergenerational and cross-cultural connections
  • Create opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education
  • Present opportunities to collaborate, find new ideas, give back to the community and provide access to fresh produce

Volunteer Days

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays 4-6 p.m.
Sign up to volunteer online.

Who Can Harvest?

The produce grown at the Communiversity Gardens is donated to the Huskie Food Pantry. Our volunteers are also welcome to harvest produce for themselves once harvest for the pantry is completed.

Contact Us

niucg@niu.edu