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. Back to top

Plots are up for resale including the two raised-box plots, (wheel chair accessible and/or accessible for those who wish to stand while gardening)”.


The community garden is meant to be a place where community members can come together to exchange ideas, and share a beautiful garden space. 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.
Many types of programs will be offered 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 maitenance 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!

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
Jackson County 4-H at 715-284-4257

All community members regardless ot age, race, gender, ethnicity, or financial situation are welcome to participate in teh 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.

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

Board Members

  • Lisa Listle
  • Monica Lobenstein
  • Ann Robertson
  • Grady Gutknecht
  • Trisha Wagner
  • Jennifer Boice