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Volunteer There are many ways to get involved with the community garden.  We have a growing list of volunteers that we call on for community education, garden work days and fundraising.  Most of our volunteers do not have a plot at the garden.  If you are interested in any of the following opportunities, please contact us. Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities Weekend of June 4, 2011 - Help us put the finishing details on our garden expansion.  We'll be moving compost, planting native prairie seedlings and shrubs, planting edibles in the Sharing garden, and spreading more wood chips.
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Garden With Us In addition to our community service and education projects, we also offer garden plot spaces where members of the community can grow their own vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Many residents in our area live in apartments or condominiums and don’t have access to outdoor gardening space. Others may have a yard, but may be lacking in sufficient sunlight to grow certain types of plants, especially edibles. Our garden plots are built from sustainable non-toxic cedar lumber and are filled with a topsoil and compost mixture. We ask that all gardeners adhere to organic gardening methods. If you would like more information about our rules or how to apply for a plot, please download our 2011 Member Agreement. Location Forest Park Community Garden is located at the North West corner of Harlem Ave and I-290. Enter the garden from the alley. Parking There is no parking allowed in the alley. Respecting this no parking law is a condition of participation for all plot renters.
Donate PayPal You can make a tax-deductible donation to FPCG any time by using our Paypal link in the right side bar.  All funds will help us pay for the upkeep of our garden location as well as fund our other educational and outreach programs. Thank you so much for your support!  Wish List Below is a list of items we need for our garden.  If you have something new or used that you'd like to donate, let us know! free standing shelving units (help us keep our shed organized) plastic storage boxes (any size) pitch fork sprinklers, spray hoses, or soaker hoses (help us keep our new prairie garden well watered while the baby plants get established) dry erase and/or cork board (we'll hang it in the shed and use it as a way to communication with one another) Sponsorship Opportunities If your business would like to become a sponsor of FPCG., please contact us at