Community Garden Rental Plots

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.

Plot rental process for the 2017 growing season:

  • 2017 Renewal: Renters from the 2016 season will receive renewal forms in January. Renewal forms are due by February 10, 2017.
  • Perennial Plots: Beginning in 2015, year-round perennial plots were made available for a limited number of gardeners. There are no perennial plots available at this time for the 2017 gardening season.
  • Plot Swap: If you are unhappy with your 2016 plot and want a new one for 2017, renew your current plot and swap for a different one during the Plot Swap beginning at 1:00 p.m., February 20, 2017. You may swap your assigned plot(s) for open plot(s) in the garden. 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 at 1:00 p.m., March 6, 2017. Payment is due with completed application. Contact the UW Extension office at 608-757-5696 or by email at to check on availability.

The garden is open early May (weather permitting) through October 31.
Garden plots are approximately 20’x25’.

Plot Rental 2017

2017 Garden Rules & Regulations

Community Garden Map (pdf)

Community Garden Map (excel)


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