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.
THE 2023 APPLICATION PERIOD FOR ALL FITCHBURG PARK COMMUNITY GARDENS IS EXPECTED TO OPEN IN EARLY MARCH.
2023 Gardner's Application
The Gardens Network
Scott Endl, Parks Director