Support the Gardens

The Communiversity Gardens are supported by the DeKalb County Community Gardens. We depend on donations for the majority of our budget. Like many community organizations, our ability to host in-person fundraising events has been reduced to a limited capacity due to recent times. We rely on your support to keep the Gardens running and providing for the NIU and DeKalb communities.

Spring Plant Sale

Get your seedling at our spring plant sale! It will be held May 4-6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds from the sale will support stipends for gardens interns and operations in the biological sciences greenhouse. 

View plant sale information

How Your Donation Can Help

  • $25 of seeds can produce over 500 pounds of food for families in need.
  • $100 would sponsor one fruit-bearing tree.
  • $150 would cover the cost of materials for one 5'X10' garden bed.

Supply Wish List

  • Soil nutrients and/or compost
  • Fertilizers 
  • Straw bales
  • Native plants
  • Seeds 
  • Landscape fabric
  • Twine 
  • Hand tools
  • Gloves
  • Lumber and paint
Thank you for your continued support!

Contact Us

niucg@niu.edu