Community gardens provide common ground for people to grow plants, build strong communities, and provide the space needed for a garden. Some benefits of gardening include raising fresh produce and saving money, learning new gardening skills, getting exercise and unwinding.
Annual UW-Extension Community Garden Plots
- 2014 Community Garden Brochure
- 2014 Community Garden Brochure-Spanish
- 2014 Garden Plot Registration
- 2014 Community Garden Guidelines
Individual plots will be approximately 10’ x 20’, 20’ x 20’ , 20’ x 30’, and raised beds. All plots will be marked off by garden coordinators. There are 55 garden plots available on a first come, first serve basis.
- Weather permitting, the garden will be open approximately May 9, 2014.
- Tilling will be done prior to the growing season.
- Water will be available on site.
- The University of Wisconsin-Extension staff will have programs, demonstrations, and updates to support gardeners throughout the growing season.
- Produce must be harvested and plots cleaned by Saturday October 25, 2014 (closing date).
2014 Rental Fees:
10’ x 20’ $15.00
20’ x 20’ $25.00
20’ x 30’ $35.00
Raised Bed $10.00
Scholarships are available upon request
To register for a community garden plot, please fill out the 2014 Garden Plot Registration and 2014 Community Garden Guidelines and mail them with payment to: UW-Extension, 100 W. Walworth St., P.O. Box 1001, Elkhorn, WI 53121.
- Improve scope of family vegetable production, consumption, and access.
- Expand access of fresh foods for limited-income residents.
- Provide educational programming for youth and adults to increase productivity of gardens, and to enhance awareness of the nutritional benefits of fresh vegetables.
- Donate part of our harvest to local food pantries.
- Provide a venue for outdoors activity for families and individuals with the added advantage of reaping the benefits of fresh vegetables to enhance health.
- Create an area of demonstration gardens for hands-on community horticulture programs.
- Provide garden space for people that may have limited outdoor space.
- Establish a respectful and friendly gardening atmosphere!
Lake Geneva Schools Community Garden Project – Badger High School
UW-Extension supports the development and programming at the Lake Geneva Schools Community Garden Project at Badger High School. Check out the Badger FFA Community Garden Page for more information!