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Roots to Rooftop Tour: Community Gardens, Urban Agriculture, and a Rooftop Garden

Sunday, July 27

Gardens around the Springfield area with headquarters at the Illinois Executive Mansion

1:00 - 4:00 pm

A school garden, a rooftop garden, an urban farm, and other neighborhood and community gardens will be the featured stops on an upcoming urban agriculture and garden tour throughout the Springfield area. Learn how community gardens and urban agriculture are changing the landscape of Springfield, growing vibrant communities, and creating a healthier future.

Guests can visit any of the sites on the tour they choose. The main information site will be at the Illinois Executive Mansion located at 410 E. Jackson Street. Tour information will also be available at each of the tour sites.

All participating garden sites, along with addresses and maps, can be found on the Extension website at (go to Find Events).

During the tour, Slow Food Springfield will provide complimentary refreshments at the Illinois Executive Mansion. Ice pops and lemonade from Fancy Pants Pops will also be available for sale at one of the host sites, Prairie City Farm.

The Springfield area sites on the tour include:

  • genHkids gardens at Douglas School and Seeds of Possibility Community Garden at Cook Street
  • Illinois Department of Agriculture Community Garden
  • Illinois Executive Mansion
  • Jefferson Park Community Garden
  • Maldaner's Rooftop Garden
  • The Neighborhood Gardens and The Neighborhood Gardens Too
  • Prairie City Farm
  • Springfield Community Federation Garden of Eaten
  • Springfield Community Garden Family Fit Center
  • Springfield Urban League 11th Street Community Garden
  • University of Illinois Extension 4-H Unity of Faith Part I and II Gardens

Contact Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant at 217-782-4617 or for more information.

Welcome to the LLCC Green Center

Welcome to the GREEN CENTER at Lincoln Land Community College. The GREEN CENTER serves as a resource for LLCC students, faculty, and staff as well as Springfield-area businesses and community members who are seeking information related to green jobs training and sustainability.

This website provides general information, a variety of resources, and specific, actionable pointers on topics including:

  • Green jobs education, training, and employment opportunities

  • Campus sustainability

  • Green building

  • Green landscaping

  • Green business

  • Energy conservation

  • Water conservation

  • Waste reduction and recycling

  • Local and organic food

  • Transportation

  • And more

Learn more about the Green Center on our About page. And be sure to browse the links located to the left.


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The LLCC Green Center is hiring a short-term, part-time Farmer Assistant position to conduct high tunnel winter production research. For more information contact Marnie Record at 217-786-4993.


Katelynn Essig created a Room to Room Recycling Guide for the City of Springfield. Go here to download the guide.


If you get an opportunity take a look at the great article by Kim Blomquist about Sustainability in the Culinary Arts at LLCC.  It was Published in the October 2013 issue of College Planning & Management magazine  Click on the following link to READ IT.

Connect with the LLCC Green Center

Learn what you can recycle on campus by clicking here.

View the first issue of the Green Center newsletter [PDF] by clicking here.

Visit our Contact page to learn how to get in touch with the Green Center.

Check out our LLCC Green blog for additional information on green jobs training and sustainability.

Stop by our Facebook page, and be sure to visit the Discussion Board.

And don't forget to follow @LLCCgreencenter on Twitter!

All About Local Food

Learn all about local food in the Lincoln Land district, watch clips of our PBS canning and preserving and organic food shows, and get recipes you can make tonight using local food. Check out our Local Food page or go straight to the videos and recipes by clicking here.