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2019 Registration Materials

The 2019 registration materials have been updated and are available on the gardens website. Here is the link: https://danegardens.net/coordinate-a-garden/ Please make sure you use this year’s demographics form as it has updated to reflect the most recent income guideline. If you have any questions, please…

2019 Gardens Summit!

Have you registered for the annual gardens summit? If not, don’t forget to do so as the early bird registration fee will be ending on January 15th; it’s only $8.00! After the 15th, registration fee will jump to $12.00 per person. The deadline for…

Water shut off date for the season

Dear All, We have received notice that water will be shut off starting Monday, October 8th for all community gardens in parks. If your community garden is not in parks, please call Amy Jones, Water Utility Operations Clerk, at 608-266-4647 or email ajones@madisonwater.org to…

Food Safety for Flooded Gardens

A number of Dane County Community Gardens are impacted by the recent flooding.  Gardeners should use caution when harvesting produce from flooded gardens and follow food safety guidelines. The following guidelines come from Dane County UW Extension. Guidelines for Consuming Late Season Produce Exposed…

Pollinator Workshops

The Friends of Silverwood Park are offer two workshops in August for people who want to learn to cultivate pollinator habitat as they grow other things. The Xerxes Institute and NRCS are helping teach the workshops! Tuesday, August 14th 9:30am to 4:30pm: Edgerton Library…

Squash and Cucumber Seedlings Available

There are 9 flats of winter squash and cucumber seedlings available for garden leaders at the Dane County UW Extension Office : 5201 Fen Oak Drive on Madison’s East Side.  The seedlings are on the mulched area alongside the sidewalk. Thank you to the…

Seedlings for Garden Leaders

We have more donated seedlings for Community Garden leaders!  There are about 20 mixed flats–tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, and kale, and more.  The seedlings are on the mulch alongside the sidewalk at the Dane County UW Extension Building at 5201 Fen Oak Drive, Madison, WI…

Free Seedlings and Seed Potatoes for Community Gardens

Hello Garden Leaders, We have received generous donations of seedlings and seed potatoes from some local businesses for use in community gardens. Big thanks to Paradigm Gardens (2025 S Stoughton Rd, https://www.paradigmgardens.com/ ) for all the certified organic seed potatoes and onion sets.  …

Ordering Wood Chips in the City of Madison

There has been a slight change for requesting wood chips from the City of Madison for community gardens: STREETS EAST doesn’t want to fuss with emailed forms any more. There have been promotions, retirements, etc. which leads to lost emails. Instead? They would like…

Water is ON!

We have been informed that water has been turned on for all community gardens. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you, Gardens Network

Micro-grant deadline extended to June 1!

While we wait for the snow to melt, consider applying for a garden enhancement micro-grant (up to $500) from the Gardens Network. The deadline has been extended to June 1, 2018. These grants are available to established community gardens in Dane County to add,…

2018 Registration Materials are Live!

Please visit https://danegardens.net/coordinate-a-garden/ to download our NEW and IMPROVED application, demographics form, and plot fee chart. Please note that plot fees remain the same this year. All forms are provided in Word doc format so that you can personalize the forms with your garden’s…