NIU Community Gardens to host annual plant sale


Northern Star File Photo

Community Gardens coordinator Kathryn Olsen examines kale plants Oct. 5 at a gardens event. Dan Kenney, DeKalb County Community Gardens executive director, is working with Kirkland farmer Gene Heinsohn to win a grant that would bring $5,000 to the Garden Paths of Hope project. The project seeks ot create a farm where people with disabilities or the homeless can work to develop life skills they can’t learn elsewhere.

Bisola Bello, Reporter

DeKALB – NIU Communiversity Gardens will be hosting their annual plant sale just in time for the start of Spring with a variety of times ranging from April 29 to May 10. 

Houseplants, herbs, flowers, and vegetables can be purchased online through PayPal and Credit Card only. The cost of items range from $2.50 to $6.00. All items can be purchased on the Communiversity Gardens website. Purchased items are available for pick up only at Montgomery Hall shipping is not available, according to the event website. A designated pick up time will be provided.

Pickup begins April 29 from 3 to 5:30, May 7 from 2 to 5 pm and 10 am to 2 pm May 10. Proceeds from the sale will support operations from the NIU Communiversity Gardens and the biological sciences greenhouse, according to the event website. will also be used for garden maintenance, equipment, tools and educational materials to educate the community on the topic of food insecurity and healthy sustainable eating. For any further questions or assistance please contact