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Genesis Garden

Rich Egger

Karen Terry graduated from Rushville High School and Western Illinois University before leaving the area to work and volunteer for social service agencies in cities such as Chicago, New York, and Atlanta. Now she is back in Macomb to serve as the Community Re-Housing Navigator for Genesis Garden.

Courtesy GFC

A new non-profit has formed in Macomb to continue the food delivery programs that started last year during the pandemic. Good Food Collaborative (GFC) consists almost entirely of volunteers. The only paid employee is Executive Director John Curtis.

Rich Egger

The head of Genesis Garden in Macomb said it has been a busy and transformative year for the group, which is a grassroots organization dedicated to increased awareness and elimination of poverty.

Rich Egger

Homeless families in Macomb will have a place to turn to without the worry of having to split up. Genesis Garden just completed renovations on the house at 307 East Carroll Street and plans to welcome the first families by the end of January. 

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Mar 2, 2017
Breanna Descourouez

Macomb area children ages 9-to-14 can learn about science and technology by building robots using Legos.  They do so in the First Lego League Robotics Club put on by Genesis Garden, 4-H, Western Illinois University, and the University of Illinois’ extension office.

Marie Blome
Genesis Garden

The homeless shelter known as PADS has been operating out of Bushnell’s Christian Community Center on Friday nights for a little more than a month. The shelter is already looking for additional host sites.