The Washington County Community Garden site is located at the corner of Water and Indiana Streets, West Bend, WI., behind the new Gehl Company Corporate Headquarters, and one block south of the intersection of Hwy 33 (Washington Street) and Indiana Avenue.
The gardens were begun in 2007 as a project of the Ozaukee County Master Gardeners. Individuals at the Washington County Community Garden rent 15X20 plots for $25.00 for the gardening season. In addition to paid plots, there are three plots which are tended by non-profit organizations for the benefit of the Full Shelf Food Pantry.
The first year, the goal was to rent 10 plots, and 20 were taken. The second year, the goal was 30 plots and 49 were rented. Last year, 70 plots were spoken for and we were out of space. In 2010 , we added a small amount of land and brought our total to 77.
Though we are not an "organic" site per se, we are as close as we can get given the varied backgrounds of our gardeners. Frequent emails with educational information and growing tips are sent to the gardeners on a regular basis. If you would like to have your name placed on our waiting list, or have questions about our program, please email us at: [email protected]