Trustees Approve Community Garden Project

The garden will be located at The Chapel in Libertyville.

Residents will soon be able to rent a plot of land to plant their own vegetables.

Libertyville trustees voted unanimously Jan. 22 to approve the creation of a community garden that will be located at The Chapel, 1200 American Way, Libertyville.

"It's basically a win for everybody," said Trustee Jim Moran.

Moran serves on the board's special projects committee. He said the community garden idea was presented to his committee in the spring of 2012. The committee first looked at locations in downtown Libertyville, primarily near the railroad tracks.

"We determined that the location wasn't really conducive to a community garden," said Moran.

Staff approached The Chapel, and officials at The Chapel were receptive to the idea. The Chapel, the Village of Libertyville and the Gardeners of Central Lake County are partnering together on the project.

The community garden will be located on the northeast corner of The Chapel's site. Dubbed "Libertyville Gardens," the community garden will include leased plots for $35 apiece, which will cover water and site costs.

Registration is tentatively set to start on March 1, with gardens being staked and open for gardening in late March/early April.

Cindy Julian January 24, 2013 at 04:55 PM
This is fabulous to have community gardens once again In Libertyville. Gardeners in the area are encouraged to check out the local garden club , the Gardeners of Central Lake County! Please take a look at the website. Www.gclcil.com.
Bonnie Quirke January 28, 2013 at 07:00 PM
Great news so long overdue


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