Garden Plot Rental
The Community Gardens are located at the corner of Grove Street and Pioneer Road (East Frontage Road).
Community Garden registrations for the 2017 gardening season have begun. If you are interested in growing your own fresh garden produce, but don’t have the space where you live, contact Patty Percy, the Community Garden coordinator at UW-Extension Fond du Lac, 920-929-3172. Rental fees for the entire 2017 season are: 20’X20′ plot- $20.00; 20’X40′ plot-$35.00 and the 20’X80′ plot-$60.00.
There are plenty of very nice garden spots available. Registration forms and other Information are found below.
What do you receive with the purchase of your garden plot?
- The county provides the land to rent, liability insurance, and water, which is made available throughout the summer.
- Upgraded water lines are maintained.
- Grass borders are mowed to prevent rodent habitat.
- A Port-a-Potty is provided for your convenience.
- Free garden seeds, teaching materials, and advice is provided from mentors in our newsletters.
- The garden is tilled in the fall and early spring as soil conditions allow.
- The plots get measured, marked, and monitored.
- You get lots of fresh garden produce!
We will have a meeting here at UW-Extension in room AE-205/206 May 4th 6:30 p.m. to determine the date the gardens open. There will be a notification sent to all who are registered and you will receive a garden map with your name on your plot and copy of the rules if you are a new gardener. We also try to locate free seeds and some other useful garden info to hand out. If you are unable to attend this meeting, we can email or mail the map and rules to you.
Community Garden Map as of April 25, 2017 – Plots in orange are the returning plot renters. Plots in peach are not available. Plots in yellow will be available after March 15th if the 2016 plot renters do not return.
Minutes from Community Garden Meeting – May 3, 2016
Summer Youth Gardening
For kindergarten through high school grades (parents welcome too). Sessions run March to August. Kids will learn the basics of gardening by growing tomatoes, peppers, onions, herbs, and fresh flowers. A celebration is held on the last day of the summer program using the produce grown from the garden. Contact the Fond du Lac County UW Extension Office or visit the Junior Master Gardener website.