What We Do

Our Mission  

We connect people in Dane County with access to the space, education and resources to create and sustain gardens that foster food, engagement and opportunity.  

Our Goals

One of our primary goals is to assure land security through offering lease negotiation, access to affordable liability insurance, and advocacy for sustainability, growth, and stability for community gardens into the future.  

Our Guiding Principles 

  • Equitable access to gardening  
  • Land Tenure
  • Leadership development
  • Welcoming community  
  • Sustainable growing practices
  • Social engagement
  • Participatory processes
  • Environmental stewardship (pollinators, etc.)  
  • Safe environment
  • Cultural expression
  • Intergenerational and multicultural connections
  • Place-making