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S6 Episode 01: Giving Gardens

Master Gardener Jan Gricus talks about the joys and challenges of growing vegetables at our community gardens and how donations of produce bring nutritious food to families in need.

This episode is part of Series 6: A Season of Giving.   For a list of ParkTalk episodes and series and to submit ideas and questions, visit

Quote from the episode: 

“This year, on our first day, we brought 30 pounds of lettuce over to Loaves and Fishes.”  -Jan Gricus

Swiss chard harvested on Gleaning Day in 2016

For more information:

Listen to S6 Episode 02: Partnering to End Hunger – a follow-up episode with more about Loaves & Fishes

Ron Ory Community Garden Plots 

Naperville Community Gardeners 

Loaves & Fishes Community Services

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