Gardens Network Partners

The Gardens Network is a partnership of Community GroundWorks, Dane County UW Extension and the City of Madison. The network reaches beyond the core partners to include an array of organizations, garden leaders, systems, municipalities, initiatives, funders, and programs working on community food issues in Dane County.

For more information, please view the Gardens Network Brochure and feel free to print or share!

Community GroundWorks, Inc.

2702 International Lane, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 240-0409

Community GroundWorks is a nonprofit organization that connects people to nature and local food. Through hands-on education, children and adults learn gardening, urban farming, healthy eating and natural areas restoration. Organized in Madison, Wisconsin in 2001 as The Friends of Troy Gardens, Community GroundWorks serves diverse communities and schools across the region, and is the lead operations coordinator for the Gardens Network.

Vision: People cooperate to create and sustain healthy communities by growing food and caring for nature within their urban environments.

Mission: To work toward an equitable food system by ensuring access to garden space and healthy food, and by educating beginning farmers and gardeners of all ages.

City of Madison

Mayor’s Office
210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Room 403
City-County Building
Madison, WI 53703


  1. Building neighborhoods: developing a better sense of place and connectivity in all Madison neighborhoods, and;
  2. Food: enhancing Madison’s reputation as a local food Mecca and reducing food insecurity by providing hyper-local spaces for food production, and; (3) racial equity and social justice: through empowering minority, immigrant, and low-income populations through inclusivity, engagement and empowerment.

Click here to learn more about our priorities.

Dane County UW-Extension

5201 Fen Oak Dr., Ste 138, Madison, WI 53718-8827
Phone: 608-224-3700
Fax: 608-224-3727
TDD: 608-224-3703

Click here to view our purpose, vision and values statements.

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