Making A Difference

We believe in growing our community as well as our gardens

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Elmhurst Park District
Adopt-A-Park

The club is an active participant helping to
encourage the community to work hands-on to
help keep Elmhurst’s parks clean, safe and
attractive through debris pick-up and landscape
suggestions. The club has adopted The Wilder
Park in Elmhurst and provides volunteers to
enhance and maintain the gardens.

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PLANT RESCUE

The club works with local contractors or
homeowners to rescue plants that would
otherwise be wiped out due to new or existing
home construction. Armed with buckets &
shovels, members work together to find new
homes for the rescued plants at our annual sale.

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Supporting Non-Profits

Each year the club donates a percentage of its annual Plant Sale
proceeds to support community efforts that align with its mission.
Below are a few of the past donations:
Illinois:

University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners
DuPage / Local Counties:
Elmhurst -Yorkfield Food Pantry
Glenbard Transition Greenhouse
(Glenbard High School)
Great Western Prairie
The GardenWorks Project (West Chicago)
We Grow Dreams Greenhouse & Garden Center

(West Chicago)

Willowbrook Wildlife Center (Glen Ellyn)
College of DuPage Horticulture Scholarship

Elmhurst:

Heaven & Earth Grower’s Garden
of the Elmhurst Presbyterian Church

Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry

Since 2017, the club collects items from
members and donating them on a quarterly basis to
the Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry to help
serve residents of our local communities.
The club also collects financial contributions for
the pantry at its annual member holiday party.

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