Cunningham Township is working with the library, parks, schools, community gardens and community partners to launch Solidarity Gardens CU. By providing seeds, tools, knowledge, and redistribution, we wish to address current and worsening food insecurity by amplifying the initiatives local residents to grow food for themselves as well as our neighbors in need. Individuals and organizations are encouraged and empowered to plant gardens throughout the Champaign-Urbana area and donate land, garden supplies, and expertise.
We have a flat bed trailer set up at Sola Gratia Farm (2200 S. Philo Rd.) for donated garden supplies. We are looking for the following items in good working condition: hand tools(trowels, clippers,etc), spades, rakes, hoes, hoses, sprayers, fencing, t-posts, tomato cages, trellising, sturdy plastic or ceraminc containers and buckets. Some of these items will be deployed to garden plots at Meadowbrook, Victory and Dodds plots that will be grown for donating produce and some will be housed in a tool sharing shed. Containers and buckets will be planted with tomatoes, peppers, greens, etc and shared with those wanting to grow food but without yards to do so.
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Not able to garden? You can make a monetary donation to support the work of solidarity gardens CU.