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Support the Gardens


The Communiversity Gardens are supported by the DeKalb County Community Gardens (DCCG).

CrowdRise Online Support

We are able to accept monetary donations via CrowdRise to support the NIU Communiversity Gardens.

  • Go to CrowdRise
  • Select "Donate to this Fundraiser" orange button in top right portion of screen
  • Select donation amount and complete your information if desired
  • Billing Information
    • Select whether you want to pay the service & credit card fee by selecting "edit" next to "So 100% of your donation goes to the Charity"

T-Shirt Fundraiser

We are currently selling t-shirts to raise funds to purchase a large tool shed. Each t-shirt costs $12 and all of the proceeds directly support the purchase of the shed.

To place your order:

  • Email to indicate your interest in purchasing a t-shirt.
  • Either be prepared to pay with cash or pay online via PayPal
    • PayPal accounts are free and easy to set up

How could your donation support the gardens?

  • $25 of seeds can produce over 500 pounds of food for families in need
  • $25 would cover the cost of four hand tools to help volunteers maintain the gardens efficiently
  • $50 could purchase one wheelbarrow
  • $100 would sponsor one fruit-bearing tree
  • $150 would cover the cost of materials for one 5'X10' garden bed

Supply Wish List

  • Compost
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Native plants
  • Containers for container garden
  • Plastic shopping bags for donations
  • Plant identification markers
  • Lumber for raised beds and benches
  • Twine and other materials to secure plants
  • Hand tools and gloves

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