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Cook Fresh® Community Urban Garden Grant 2020

Meet the 2020 Community Garden Grant Recipients!

Urban Farm, Community Gardens Still Growing

Hear how this organization in our state’s most-populated county 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.


2020 application year closed...check back in January 2021


Purpose: To provide supplemental funding for Cook County urban community gardens to be used for plantings, seeds and garden material. Funds made available in late March and expire November 1st during the grant year.


Goal: To develop urban community awareness of agriculture through gardening, provide additional funding to meet garden goals and connect gardens with area farmers/businesses for potential plant and garden material sales.


Questions: Contact Debbie Voltz, Membership Assistant, Cook County Farm Bureau® at 708-354-3276 or

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