Rockford Community Gardens

Community Gardens a source of healthy satisfaction

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Ted Williams called it a “great mental enema.” Susan McMaster went on facebook and asked for bunny poop. No matter what your take on gardening, there is no doubt it adds a source of satisfaction and accomplishment to anyone’s life. A stroll through the Rockford Community Garden, in its ? year, shows a little bit of over commitment—some plots are in [...]

REF awards grants totaling more than $36,000

October 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

A grant from the Rockford Education Foundation enables students from River Valley Academy and Rockford preschoolers to work together on a composting project for the Rockford Community Gardens. The collaboration between the two schools’ students will continue as both will fill the bins while learning about composting. A total of 51 grants supporting educational [...]

Rockford is a community of “green thumbs”

September 29, 2011 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Rockford Garden Club initiates project to beautify the perimeter of the Community Garden located behind the Rockford Administration Building. Pictured (l- r) Dave Hoovier, Jim Kilbourne, and Nancy Kilbourne. Not pictured: Nancy Hoovler, Kathy and Tom Healy. Photo by CLIFF HILL Whether it’s purchasing and consuming healthy and just harvested local [...]