Garden Plot Rental
The Community Gardens are located on the corner of Grove Street and Pioneer Road (East Frontage Road).
Community Garden registrations for the 2018 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 2018 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 3rd 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.
First- Mother nature is dictating our late start this year. I anticipate the garden will not be dry enough to disc for at least another week as of May 8th.
Second – For those who were not able to attend the Community Garden Meeting Thursday, May 3rd, I have developed a waiver that will need be signed before you can garden this year.
I had several people who did not follow the rules last year, so we had to develop the waiver. We fashioned it after what other gardens have done with their disclaimer and liability clause. There are also a few new additions to the Garden Guidelines and Regulations Booklet.
Please come to the UW-Extension Office to pick up your garden map and rules and sign your waiver, so we can get this season off the ground.
If you are unable to come to the office to sign the waiver, we will do our best to accommodate you.
Community Garden Map as of May 8, 2018
Minutes From Community Garden Meeting – May 3, 2018
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 UW-Extension Fond du Lac County or visit the Junior Master Gardener website.