Sunnyside Garden holds open house to decide its future

Local News

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Community members gathered for an open house Friday at the Sunnyside community garden and food forest in west Bloomington.

The open house was held to raise awareness of its role in providing food for local organizations and residents. Co-Director Jan Tuner hopes to expand the garden so they can continue to give back to the community.

“We hope to have a green house, a hoop house and a part time employee so we can continue the garden,” Turner said.

Sunnyside garden gives back to several local non profits including Home Sweet Home, Salvation army, Veggie oasis and the Boys and Girls club. CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington Normal Tony Morstatter says he hopes the Garden continues to grow.

“We believe in what they do down here. We believe in the opportunities it provides not only for the community but for the west side of Bloomington. It’s a great opportunity for our kids to learn and grow as well.” Morstatter said.

If you want information on how to volunteer or donate, you can go to the Sunnyside community garden and food forest at west Bloomington active garden Facebook page.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.