Exterior view of Student Resource Center

Fuel Garden at the College of DuPage

The Fuel Garden supports the COD Fuel Pantry, serving our campus community who identify as food insecure. The Fuel Garden consists of 13 raised garden beds south of HSC, 13 growing beds on the CHC terrace, and 6 hydroponic tower gardens.

Organization Address

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Name and Position of Contact Person

Vicki Gerberich, Fuel Garden Manager

Phone Number

(630) 942-2513

Email Address


Days/Hours Available for Service Learners

The season is now closed. Other times may become available and will be posted to the garden calendar.

Description of Service Learner Role

Volunteer opportunities vary by season but primarily include:

  • Compost management (chopping and sorting debris, turning and flipping debris)
  • Litter pickup and general maintenance
  • Seed collection (dead-heading and drying seeds)
  • Weeding (digging or pulling)

Organization Requirements

Students interested in completing their service hours at the Fuel Garden need to complete this form to get started.  A good attitude is required as well as a respect for each other and nature. When working outside, it is required that workers dress appropriately and for the weather conditions. Open-toed shoes are not recommended. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Water and sunscreen is also recommended.

Number of Placements Available


Contact Information

Career Services
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1140
Email: csc@cod.edu
Phone: (630) 942-2230
Fax: (630) 942-4596

Regular Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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