Community Gardens at Prairie Green
Do you love to garden? Then, reserve your garden plot at the Community Gardens at Prairie Green. 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 garden plots will be open from mid-April to late-October, dawn to dusk.
The Community Gardens feature 124 garden plots and is located on the west side of Geneva at the intersection of Peck Road and Bricher Road.
Each garden plot measures 20 ft by 30 ft.
Twelve plots are designated for organic growers.
Five raised beds are available for use by gardeners with limited mobility. Proof of mobility issue must be given at time of registration. These beds will be given out on a first come/first served basis. The Geneva Park District will oversee the seasonal operation of the garden. Park District staff will rototill all of the plots after October 31st on an annual basis.
Returning gardeners have first priority to renew their contracts, so each year a limited number of plots are available. If plots are not available, a gardener can be put on the waitlist. The waitlist is handled chronologically. Gardeners will be contacted by phone if a plot becomes available.
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.
Interested in Renting a Plot?
To be eligible for a garden plot, all agreements and fees are required at time of application drop off. Garden Plots are available on a first come/first served basis. Residents of the Geneva Park District will be given priority. Gardeners are limited to one plot.
Reserve Your Plot
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)
- Maintain a 6-foot social distance between people.
- 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.
- Masks do not protect the wearer from getting the virus; however, they are helpful when worn by sick people to prevent the spread of disease.
- 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