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 one community garden on public park space, at Swan Creek Park, 5175 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg. Additional gardens at other parks may be available in 2021 as well. 

AS OF 9:00 A.M., TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2021, THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THE SWAN CREEK PARK GARDEN IS OPEN. THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THE SWAN CREEK GARDEN WILL CLOSE 4:00 P.M., MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2021. 

Please see the below link for application for the Swan Creek Park garden, as well as any other park gardens that may become available in 2021. 

2021 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