Since 2001, Rock County UW-Extension has facilitated a community garden rental program at the Rock County Farm, Janesville. Over 120 plots are available across the 3.5+ acres. Initial tilling and water are included in the annual rental fee.
The plot rental process for the 2015 growing season will be:
- 2015 Renewal: Renters from the 2014 season will be contacted in January and have until January 30th to return renewal forms.
- NEW! Perennial Plots: Beginning in 2015, year-round plots will be available for a limited number of gardeners. These will be rented on a first-come, first-served basis beginning January 21st.
- Plot Swap: If you are unhappy with your 2014 plot and want a new one for 2015, renew your current plot and swap for a better one during the Plot Swap. You may swap your assigned plot(s) for open plot(s) in the garden beginning February 16th. This will be on a first-come basis. If you are unhappy with your new selection, your rental fee can be refunded.
- New Renters: All un-rented plots will become available on a first‐come basis starting March 2nd. Payment is due with completed application. Confirmation of your location will be provided by mail. Garden plots are approximately 20’x25’.
The garden is open early May (weather permitting) through October 31.