Community Gardens at Prairie Green
Plant some seeds! Watch them grow!
The Community Gardens at Prairie Green is a cooperative partnership between the Geneva Park District, the City of Geneva and the Forest Preserve District of Kane County. The gardens are located at the intersection of Peck Road and Bricher Road. The space features 124 garden plots, with 12 plots designed for organic growers.
Garden plots are open from dawn until dusk between April and October. Plots are available on a first come/first served basis. Each plot is 20 ft. x 30 ft. Gardeners are responsible for the maintenance of their garden plot. Gardens will be checked periodically for maintenance. If a garden appears to need attention, gardeners will be notified by email and phone.
Benefits of Community Gardens
- Community Gardens offer an opportunity to grow your own produce while getting to know other gardeners.
- Exposure to green space reduces stress and increases a sense of wellness
- Community Gardens restore oxygen to the air and help to reduce air pollution
Returning gardeners from the 2020 season can sign up for their same plot for 2021, starting on December 8th, 2020. New gardeners who did not have a plot on 2020, may sign up for a plot starting on January 30th, 2021.
Plot Fee: $49 (N/R $73)
Registration Code: 5611901-01 thru 5611901-129
Reserve Your Plot and Sign Up For Gardening Classes
COVID-19 AND COMMUNITY GARDENING
Especially now, community gardens are a wonderful place to spend time outside, exercise, produce food, and stay connected while maintaining safe social distancing.
The Community Garden is set to open on the week of April 20 if the weather cooperates.
At the garden, please follow the best practices as offered by the CDC (Center for Disease Control)
- Wear a mask and please maintain at least 6 feet of social distance.
- Anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19, or who has come in contact with someone who has symptoms of COVID-19 should not come to the garden.
- Consider wearing disposable gloves to avoid picking up germs from spigots, etc.
- Bring your own tools from home and do not share tools.
- Do not store tools or watering cans at the garden this season.
- Wash your tools in soapy water upon returning home and dry thoroughly.
- Be prepared for the possibility that there may be limited access to the garden.
- Mulch now to prevent weeds and reduce soil moisture loss.
- Use row covers for insect control when feasible.
- Stay ahead of seasonal tasks.