Community Gardens & Orchards
Fitchburg Fields Garden
Photo Credit: Edie Devine
Urban agriculture and community gardening are seeing an increase in popularity. Major American cities offer community gardens as a way to encourage a local food system, build community interaction, green neighborhoods, and bring people together. Community gardening is typically organized by nonprofit organizations or local governments, who may own a piece of land that is divided into plots and gardened by a variety of citizens or groups to grow their own food.
Currently, the City of Fitchburg does not own or operate community gardens or orchards. However, community gardens can be found within or near Fitchburg. As of 2008, known community gardens serving Fitchburg residents included the following:
- All Saints Lutheran Church Gardens (2951 Chapel Valley Rd):15 plots
- Drumlin Gardens (2849 Oregon Rd): 15 plots
- Rimrock Gardens, also known as Green Gardens (65 Braeger Dr):102 plots
- Marlborough Park Gardens (located in the City of Madison just north of Marlborough Park): 145 plots
- Gardens at Swan Creek Condominium (S. Gardens Way)
- Fitchburg Fields Garden (Lacy Rd and Fahey Glen): 4000 sq.ft.
Fitchburg Fields is a non-profit organization in Fitchburg that offers classes and workshops, hosts harvest dinners and potlucks, and donates produce to local food pantries.