Solidarity Gardens C-U

Solidarity Gardens grows and gathers healthy food and nourishes creative community in Urbana-Champaign. We coordinate residents and affiliate gardens through land access, education, events, funding, supplies, and volunteer support. We are #NeighborsFeedingNeighbors #CultivatingCommunity.

We launched during the pandemic in 2020 to reduce food insecurity in Champaign-Urbana by supporting existing and new gardens to produce and distribute food to those in need. In the following years, we expanded our garden network and programmatic support. In our 2022 season, we:

  • Produced, received, and/or distributed nearly 3,000 pounds of fresh vegetables
  • Coordinated 70+ garden volunteers who gave a total of 700+ hours of service to produce this food
  • Supported 10 gardens with supplies, tools, resource access, technical support, and funding
  • Helped produce 13 events/programming opportunities

Interested in getting involved? VOLUNTEER NOW
You can also help support us with a financial donation: DONATE NOW
Curious about the resources we can help provide? LEARN ABOUT GARDENING

Solidarity Gardens is a project of Cunningham Township, Channing Murray Foundation, Sola Gratia Farm, and the Urbana Park District. Other partners include Carle, University of Illinois Extension, University of Illinois School of Social Work, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, Four Osprey/Champaign-Urbana City Farms, Urbana Free Library, Champaign Park District, Urbana School District, McKinley Foundation, First Followers/City of Urbana, and Lierman Community Gardens.

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  • Ben Galewsky
    published this page 2021-01-29 10:36:14 -0600