Community Gardens

Are you thinking about starting a community garden?
 

We have experienced community gardeners who can help you layout a successful plan. Contact Dave Wolken at info@waukeshacountygreenteam.org for more information.


Do you have a community garden in Waukesha County? Let us know and we will list your site as a resource for others who would like to get started.

Garden of Eat'n

The Garden of Eat’n, located at St. Joan of Arc in Nashotah is a joint effort fostering community between the parishioners of St. Joan of Arc and St. Catherine of Alexandria in Mapleton as well as educational opportunities for the St. Joan of Arc school children, the Christian formation students of these two parishes and the children who attend Vacation Bible School.

The 30’x50’ garden, established in the spring of 2014, includes a composting site and a spiral herb bed created with repurposed lannon stone. The Garden of Eat’n supplies approximately 500 lbs of fresh, nutritious, organic food each year to the clients of seven area food pantries on a rotating basis.

Find out more by contacting Kathie Leeman at thomasleemon@yahoo.com.

Greener Oconomowoc Community Garden

Greener Oconomowoc's Worthington Street Community Garden opened May of 2011.  The garden is located on the south end of Worthington street on the City of Oconomowoc's Utility Departments' grounds.  The gardens have thirty-five 10-foot plots that rent for $25 each. Water, hoses and sprinkler heads are included for use with the fee. A six-foot-high fence surrounds the gardens. The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department lists the availability of gardening plots in its Spring/Summer Activities Booklets that are sent to all City of Oconomowoc households as well as beyond the city limits. Garden rules and guidelines are listed on their website, as well as reservation and liability waiver forms.

St. James Catholic Church: Fields of Dreams

The Field of Dreams community garden is located at St. James Catholic Church just east of Sussex. It is cared for by members of the parish with participation by the Boy Scouts.  All produce is donated to the Sussex Area Outreach Services Food Pantry with hopes that enough food will be produced to include food pantries in Menomonee Falls and St. Martin de Porres in Milwaukee. In 2012 a second garden the Field of Hope was added, doubling the size of the gardens. A third garden space is in process to for planting in the spring of 2015.
 

Find out more by contacting Paul Schneider at pschneider@wi.rr.com

Volunteers of Lake Country Garden for Good

Volunteers of Lake Country Garden for Good is a community garden located in Hartland that is cared for by volunteers. All the produce is donated to area food pantries and free meal sites. GFG is also a demonstration garden for organic gardening and the "double digging" method for increasing the amount of plantings and food production per square foot.


Find out more about the Garden for Good at: 

http://volcgarden.blogspot.com

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The Waukesha County Green Team is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to promote environmental and economic sustainability in Waukesha County communities through education, communication, and local action. We are guided by The Natural Step Framework. We sponsor educational forums, networking events, and projects to conserve Waukesha County resources and to build a sustainable future – one community at a time.