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The Community Garden is currently closed but will re-open this spring on or around April 1. We will begin accepting applications in the near future. Gardeners who participated in 2013 will receive preference again to keep their plots. Any vacated plots will be given to 1) gardeners from 2013 that wish to have a second plot or 2) new applicants. More information will be forthcoming.
2013 Gardeners Plot Assignments

Thank you for your interest in the Illinois State Fairgrounds Community Garden. We look forward to your participation in making the community garden a success. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at Mike. Download the forms

A special thanks to Rupp Seeds and Syngenta for donating seeds.


Rupp Seeds
Noonan True Value hardware

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Community Gardening Toolkit
The University of Missouri Extension has a new publication, the "Community Gardening Toolkit," available for order and download at This 24 page, illustrated guide is intended to be resource for Extension educators, agency professionals and community garden organizers. The toolkit offers step by step advice and practical tools for starting new community gardens, organizing and involving gardeners, and sustaining community gardens over time.