Community garden plots are once again available to Kane County residents for a small fee.
The Kane County Fit for Kids community gardens, located between 1320 and 1330 N. Highland Avenue in Aurora, are 105 individual 10-by-15-foot plots of land available for $17 for the 2022 growing season, through October 31.
Families are responsible for maintaining their garden by planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting. Water is available on site.
Kane County Fit for Kids Gardens, started more than a decade ago, are an effort to reduce the rate of childhood obesity by providing access to affordable, fresh fruits and vegetables to all of Kane County residents.
The community gardens are a piece of land gardened by a group of people. It stimulates social interaction, strengthens bonds, produces nutritious food, and conserves resources.
For information about the Kane County Fit for Kids program, and for a community garden plot application form, visit makingkanefitforkids.org/community-garden-plots-2022.
All participants must complete a waiver to participate in the community garden project. Plot assignments will be handled over the phone.
Mail or drop off waiver and payment to: 1240 N. Highland Ave., Aurora, IL 60506. Please make check payable to: Kane County Health Department.
For questions about the program, call 630-264-7653.
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