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Meet the 2023 Cookfresh Community Garden Grant Recipients


We received so many applications for this year's grant program, and the decision was so difficult for our volunteer committee to choose, we expanded grant awards to inlcude a 7th recipent this year. Every and ALL Garden applicants are so deserving, we wish we could have provided funding to all. We encourage all to apply again next year. Good Luck and happy planting and a boutiful harvet to all.


Grant PurposeTo provide supplemental funding for Cook County urban community gardens to be used for plantings, seeds and garden material purchased at CCFB member businesses.

Questions: Debbie Voltz 708-354-3276 or email Debbie


2022 Community Urban Garden Grant Recipients


2021 Community Urban Garden Grant Recipients


Urban Farm, Community Gardens Still Growing

  • Hear how Cook County Farm Bureau helps urban farms and community gardens flourish. The episode features Tucker Kelly, lead grower for Growing Solutions Farm on Chicago’s west side, Gerry Kopping, who farms in Cook County, and Debbie Voltz, who helps manage member engagement, commodities and marketing programs for the Cook County Farm Bureau.

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