All About Badger Prairie Community Garden
Our garden is managed and maintained by gardener volunteers,
we need your support and involvement to “GROW” our garden!
History of Badger Prairie Community Garden
In 2013 a group of local volunteers entered into partnership with Dane County and Dane County Parks to start a community garden on 1.5 acres. A well, electricity, underground piping supplying water close to each plot, a parking lot, a kiosk and a gate were built.
In 2014 the 90 plots were marked off and the paths were laid out all with the help of numerous volunteers eager to start gardening. 2014 was the first garden season and a lot of lessons were learned. Not all the plots were rented and some had flooding and water issues. There were many overgrown and abandoned plots by the end of the summer.
In 2015 the garden was more established. The garden was able to build a shed, obtain some picnic tables and shade structures. Most of the plots were rented and everyone made a conscious effort to keep the weeds at bay and help neighbors when needed.
Now in 2016, the third year of gardening in the garden, all plots have been rented. Many improvements have been planned and everyone is eager to get out there and make their mark.
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