Our Purpose

To provide a place to grow food in the company of friends and neighbors. Our goal is is to grow fresh, healthy produce for our families and commit half of what we grow to other families in need.


Now more than ever Rockford families need help. Many families are struggling to provide healthy food for their families in the face of long-term unemployment and economic uncertainty.

We believe that we can be part of the solution. Not only do we want to raise fresh, healthy produce for our own families, but we want to help meet the same needs for other families. Common Ground desires for this project to be a “community” garden in three aspects: 1) We want to create a community of growers, 2) We want this project to be open to community involvement, and 3) We want half of what we grow to be used to help feed our community. We hope you will join us in this effort!

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