Rockford, IL

In the middle of downtown Rockford there is a place of quiet and green: The Jeremiah Development Community Garden, which was established in 2010. The garden at the corner of Court St. and Park St. and happens to be across the street from Emmanuel Episcopal Church. In an area where it’s hard to find fresh vegetables, Jeremiah’s garden has 27 raised beds filled with tomatoes, cucumbers, squashes, greens, rhubarb, and raspberries! The garden is an offering of love from Jeremiah to the people who call the Coronado/Haskell neighborhood home.

Each summer, the plot is used to teach members of the community how to garden successfully, offers fresh produce to residents and neighborhood visitors, and provides food pantries with fresh fruits and vegetables.
Volunteers work in the garden most Saturday mornings for an hour or two in the summer. No gardening expertise is required to help.

Jeremiah Development is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization harnessing the positive energy of our volunteers and the people that we serve in order to bring about meaningful, sustainable improvement to the Coronado Haskell Neighborhood in Rockford, IL.