Community Garden

~Spaulding Road Community Garden~

The mission is to develop a community of gardeners who foster educational, healthful and environmental activities in Jackson County. The Garden creates a common ground where all are welcome no matter age, race, gender or ethnicity so we can learn from one another and produce good food and beauty together.

   

The garden is located at the corner of Spaulding Road and Rye Bluff Road across from the Lunda Park. From Highway 54, go north on 10th Street. Take the first left onto Tyler Street. After 14th Street Tyler become Spaulding road.

Plot Rental Information

Plots will become available for rent starting January 2nd, 2020. Download the rental application here: Application/Brochure

Garden plots will be rented on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gardeners can develop any type of garden they choose as long as the garden does not hamper the growing potential of neighborhood plots. This includes being conscious of shade created by taller plants, use of natural garden methods, and keeping your plants from overgrowing the boundaries of your plot. Low plot rental fees will keep the garden accessible for everyone and help maintain the property. A number of wheel chair accessible raised

We aim to offer many types of programs at the garden including:
  • Garden Tours
  • Youth workshops and hands-on activites
  • Clinics on gardening and composting
  • Community events

Help support the community garden!

Many volunteer opportunities are available including; providing maintenance for the garden, leading garden tours, working on a shared plot to benefit the Community Food Pantry and Friends Sharing Food. You can also help or plan educational workshops and clinics, become a board member, or help by donating funds and materials to the garden. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair and enjoy the community you will find there!

Youth Involvement

Several local programs have expressed interest in gardening opportunities for youth. If you think your child would be interested in learning how they can get involved contact:

The Boys & Girls Club of Jackson County at 715-284-4005

All community members regardless of age, race, gender, ethnicity, or financial situation are welcome to participate in the community garden and its related activities. If your family wants to have a garden but can’t afford the plot rental fees please contact the UWEX office and other arrangements will be made for you to pay your fee through “sweat equity” and volunteer labor of the garden.

If you have obstacles to participate we want to know. Please contact the UWEX office at 715-284-4257. Help us make the garden accessible to you and others in the community.

Garden Partners

  • Boys & Girls Club of Jackson County
  • City of Black River Falls
  • Jackson County 4-H
  • Jackson County UW-Extension
  • School District of Black River Falls

Garden Committee

  • Ron Gasoske
  • Patricia Franks
  • Dave Meyer
  • Grady Gutknecht
  • Jamie Pfaff
  • Trisha Wagner
  • Jennifer Boice