One Seed One Plant

Our Story


DeKalb County Community Gardens (DCCG), a non-profit organization, empowers people to choose healthy and sustainable foods through education and participation. DCCG was started in 2012 by Dan Kenney to help end hunger and food insecurity in DeKalb County, Illinois. Our Gardens program manages more than 15 acres of growing space which provide fresh food to pantries, daycares, schools, community meal locations, senior citizen centers, low income housing units, and Meals on Wheels program. More than ten tons of food have been donated over the last four years to those in need. One Seed One Plant is our online store for customers to preorder vegetable and herb plants and support DCCG. Gardeners may choose from over 90 different varieties of tomato plants and over 50 varieties of pepper plants. All plants are grown at Walnut Grove Vocational Farm (WGVF), a program of DCCG, which provides agricultural and horticultural-based training for people with disabilities in an integrated, supportive setting. WGVF serves groups of students with special needs from local high schools and will begin individualized programs this spring. The participants help grow and sell bedding, vegetable, herb, and perennial plants as well as offer a U-Pick field in the summer. There is also a native prairie area that is currently being restored at the farm. At Walnut Grove Vocational Farm, we follow sustainable organic growing practices. WGVF is located at 33600 Pearl Street Kirkland, IL 60146. To find out more about our organization visit www.dekalbgardens.org.

If you ever have any questions about growing your plants or would like to request a particular variety to be grown contact us and we will add the plant to the wish list for the following season.

May your gardens be weed free and your harvest bountiful.

Thank you for your support.

DeKalb County Community Gardens