Community Gardens

What is a community garden?

A community garden is a form of urban agriculture, where a relatively small area of land is managed and maintained by a government unit, non-profit organization, or neighborhood group for gardening purposes. Citizens garden individual plots and grow fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants for their own use, or donation to community organizations such as food pantries. 

Why should I consider community gardening?

Community gardens provide various benefits, including social interaction and community-building, and promoting healthy eating and an active lifestyle.

Does the City of Fitchburg offer land for community gardens?

The City of Fitchburg currently has four community gardens on public park space including Swan Creek Park - 5175 E. Cheryl Parkway, Quarry Hill Park - 5425 Quarry Hill Drive, Huegel-Jamestown Park - 5810 Williamsburg Way, and Briarwood Park - 1851 Derby Drive.

AS OF 12.00 P.M., MARCH 8, 2022, THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR ALL FITCHBURG PARK COMMUNITY GARDENS IS OPEN. THE APPLICATION PERIOD  WILL CLOSE 4:00 P.M., TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2022. 

Please see the below link for application:

2022 City of Fitchburg Community Garden Application

Resources

The Gardens Network

Contact information

Wade Thompson, Community Development Planner

Email: wade.thompson@fitchburgwi.gov
Phone: 608.270.4258