Community Garden Rental Plots

Since 2001, Rock County UW-Extension has facilitated a community garden rental program at the Rock County Farm, Janesville. Starting in 2022, Rock County Land Conservation Department began running the community gardens. Over 120 plots are available across the 3.5+ acres. Initial tilling and water are included in the annual rental fee.

2022 Renewal: Renters from the 2021 season will receive forms in February. Renewal forms are due by March 18, 2022.

Perennial Plots: Beginning in 2015, year-round perennial plots were made available for a limited number of gardeners. There are no perennial plots available at this time for the 2022 gardening season.

Plot Swap: If you are unhappy with your 2020 plot and want a new one for 2022, renew your current plot and swap for a different one during the Plot Swap beginning at 12:00 p.m., April 4, 2022. You may swap your assigned plot(s) for open plot(s) in the garden. This will be on a first-come basis. If you are unhappy with your new selection, your rental fee can be refunded.

New Renters: All un-rented plots will become available on a first‐come basis starting at 12:00 p.m., April 7, 2022. Payment is due with completed application. Contact the Land Conservation Department at 608-754-6617 ext 3 or email [email protected] to check on availability.

The garden is open early May (weather permitting) through October 31. Refunds will not be given after May 1st, 2022. Garden plots are approximately 20’x25’.

For any questions, or to check on availability, please contact Ashley Roscoe at [email protected] or call 608-931-5135.

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