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For Our Community | From Our Community

Located @ the corner of Montgomery & Chestnut

Our Goal:

We seek to plant seeds of hope in our community by getting our hands dirty. While growing healthy produce for our neighbors in need, At the Colonial Giving Garden, we can learn sustainable and organic gardening practices as well as laugh, and enjoy the fresh air. We hope the garden will be a place for building relationships while caring for the earth, growing good food, and sharing its nourishing harvest.

Colonial Giving Garden Application

If you are interested in having your own space at the Colonial Giving Garden for cultivating please click on the link below and fill out the application.

Colonial Giving Garden Application...

Colonial Giving Garden 2020


Colonial Giving Garden, 2021:  

2021 has been a great year for the Colonial Giving Garden as many new features are in the works! Recently 8 new raised garden beds have been created and moved to the site, on top of this a new historic marker has been placed at the Colonial Giving Garden in honor of the Progressive Miners Association. Soon new sidewalks will be poured along the outskirts of the garden and planting will begin.

Currently, any volunteer help is greatly appreciated for 2021. Contact to volunteer, go to our volunteer page or visit our Facebook page @gillespietogether

To make a donation, click on the link below. In advance, thank you for your support. It means a lot to us and to the garden.

a project of Grow Gillespie

Montgomery & Chestnut
Gillespie, IL 62033

Colonial Giving Garden, 2020:  

In 2020, we planted green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, and cucumbers. A few members from the GHS football team donated time and built a fence around the garden, making it harder for critters. 100% of the work is done by volunteers. Donations helped provide seed, raised beds, and fencing. 

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