School and community gardening has grown in popularity over the past several years. This digital toolkit provides research-driven information, lesson plans, garden grants, downloadable handouts and local vendors pertaining to school and community gardens in Cook County.

To request Illinois Extension staff support, please click on the appropriate link below to complete a request form.



South Suburban Cook County:


North Suburban Cook County:


Check out Illinois Extension horticulture team's Community Garden Webinar Series for information on how to start and maintain your community garden. 

Contact a local staff member for more information: