Programs

Grow Globe Project

The Grow Globe Project is an inspirational growing sculpture that both functions and inspires. We will be building and installing them in communities to be a resource for fresh herbs and produce and to bring in a tourist attraction for communities trying to rebrand themselves. Our goal is to engage local students in the process to teach them growing food can be exciting, inspiring, and fun.

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Taste of Eden Market

The Taste of Eden Market is a one of a kind virtual farmers’ market. The Farmer sets their own prices and the shopper gets to visit many farms through one site. It is as if you could visit your local farmers market 24/7. Check out the store today:

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Lot Reclamation Project

The Lot Reclamation Project is at the core of the Eden Restoration Project mission. We look for lots that are privately owned, city owned, or just abandoned and we offer to grow food on it. Conversion from a field of grass, to a growing paradise takes little time. With our wood chip growing model, we do NOT need to till or disturb the ground that is already there. We bring in ground cover, using wood chips and wood mulch, and we cover the existing ground. No need to worry about weeds or environmental hazards. We can even convert a parking lot and start growing food on it in less than a week.

Kukla Tower Project

This North Chicago Housing authority project is a 2000 sqft. shared garden space for the 98 residents. Along with fresh food this project, we have helped bring back the joy of gardening that the residents experienced in their youth. Using our Back to Eden method also makes the work substantially easier and more enjoyable. 

Beacon Place Project

Beacon Place engages 100’s of families, serving meals to over 300 neighborhood kids over the summer. They also have a full barrage of programs that fill the gaps from the school system, such as tutoring and mentoring. We will be helping them turn a 13,500 sqft lot into a neighborhood micro-farm to help their kids learn nutrition, independence and sustainability.

Manna Garden Project

The Manna Garden Project is a  partnership with Fuller Center for Housing, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, and The Hero Center Lake County. It is composed of three sites throughout Waukegan and feeds hundreds of local residents throughout the year.

Our job at the Eden Restoration Project is to help get the land back to a natural covering using wood chips, and engage the community in sustainable growing methods while providing great quality food.

Eden Demonstration Project

Located on the boarder of Libertyville, Lake Bluff, and Lake Forest is a 3 acre lot that we are transforming into a food paradise. Once finished, you will be able to come and walk around for hours and
eat your way through a wild experience of fruits, herbs, and vegetables while learning how to bring these growing methods home. 

 

Bike Path Project

Along the Robert McClory Bike Path that stretches throughout Northern Lake County, there are local residents that grow food for their community and have done so for many years. We are teaching our wood chip growing ways and helping convert some of these gardens over to Back To Eden Gardens.

 

North Chicago Commons Project

At the corner of Arrington and Dugdale in North Chicago, IL is one of the most ambitious Communty Garden Projects in the United States. 13.5 acres total, the hope of this project is to engage 100’s of North Chicago families in growing their own fresh organic food. This project is in conjunction with the Growing Healthy Veterans team and the City of North Chicago.

 

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