Ground broken on Community Garden in Cambridge

Geneseo Republic
Volunteers prep ground for a community garden in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, Illinois—This past Sunday, April 25th, a group of volunteers from Cambridge and the surrounding area broke ground on a community garden in the village of Cambridge. The group planted peas, carrots, potatoes, onions, radishes, and onions at the plot located next to the Cambridge Community & Youth Center. 

"One of our many missions for this garden network is to give back to the village we love and call home. With good earth stewardship, we are confident we will be able to provide abundant fresh food to local food pantries and GROW ministries.", says April Boyd, one of the women responsible for starting this project.

Aside from donating produce, the group has a vision of enriching area children's understanding of real food while showing them tangible proof that hard work can be rewarding. The group plans to partner with Cambridge Community Unit School District 227 and also run family education days on various topics, ranging from: water cycles/rain water collection, complementary planting, composting/worm bins, and pollinators/wildflowers.