Badger Rock Community Gardens

Grow food and community on the South Side

Area residents can apply to garden at Badger Rock Community Gardens each year. This community garden offers three different types of plots: wooden raised beds, metal (stock tank) raised beds, and in-ground plots. In return for the opportunity to use the land to grow their own food and share gardening knowledge and ideas, community gardeners assist in site maintenance and management through volunteer commitments.

Returning Gardeners

All returning gardeners must submit an application each season. Please read the garden rules before submitting your application. Returning gardeners may apply for one additional plot per year up to a total of two plots. You will be contacted prior to Opening Day with your plot number(s). Please DO NOT begin gardening until you receive your plot number(s).

  1. Download the Gardener Application and Demographics Form.
    Paper copies are also available from Badger Rock Neighborhood Center. These can then be filled out and returned in person to the Neighborhood Center or sent by mail to Rooted, 2702 International Lane, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53704.
  2. Fill out an application and pay online. If you have missed the registration deadline, even if you are a returning gardener, you will be put on our waiting list.

Email us for more information.

New gardeners at Badger Rock are limited to one plot or raised bed the first year. It is our mission to serve residents of the South Side. Given space limitations, we may give priority to new gardeners who live on the South Side or closest to the gardens. Gardeners can sign up for the waiting list online. If you are assigned a plot, you will receive an email with your garden plot assignments before Opening Day.

Email us for more information.

New Gardeners

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