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Manitowish Waters Community Garden


We have received all of your Garden Plot Registration renewals for 2020 and we’re delighted to see all but one are returning.

And it's impossible to express a big enough THANK YOU

to everyone for tending to your end of season plot clean-up! Remember, if you need to top-off your plot with top soil or compost, piles still remain of both and are located outside the construction gate.

Amazingly, even as our growing season winds down, we still have folks checking out our fabulous garden!

What is a community garden, anyway?

While variations exist, a community garden is typically a tract of land made available for individual, non-commercial organic growing of vegetables, fruits and flowers.

Grow! the new community garden in Manitowish Waters, is designed with 59 raised-bed plots of varying sizes and heights. They will be built in a sunny, irrigated, and fenced area (for protection from deer and rabbits). Each plot will be rented to gardeners at a nominal, annual fee.

If you call Manitowish Waters “home,” be it full or part-time, you will agree our Community Garden is just one more reason why our town represents the “Original Up North Experience.”

Phase 1 gets underway this summer! Our goal is to create a Garden that is “self-supporting” through annual plot fees. As we embark on this ambitious journey, sponsorship and broad community support are essential. Donations to cover building materials and volunteers to make it happen will be our focus.

By collaborating with local businesses and individuals who share a passion for the MW lifestyle and a love of the outdoors, we can bring this Community Garden from Dream to Reality.

There are 3 ways you can contribute to the start-up process of our Garden.

Help Us Build Our Community Garden

Thanks to many generous members of our Manitowish Waters community, we're 75% of the way towards raising our projected Phase 1 cost of $50,000!

Even though our Garden is open and every raised bed is filled and thriving, we still need donations to complete our Phase I project plan. Please consider joining those who have already given.

We think you will agree, our new GROW! garden is something the entire community can be very proud of.


Sponsorship Program

In return for a donation of materials, services, or money, this program gives local businesses the ability to reach community residents and area visitors by visual acknowledgement. Your company logo and will appear on the Garden’s outdoor signage, on our webpage and links, newsletters, and in various other online and printed Garden promotional materials.

Volunteers Together

Enables individuals to share their talents and skills in leading or working within any of the various teams being established to help set up and maintain the Garden.

Starting in the spring of 2020, we will be building a Garden Shed and a permanent Gateway entrance.  If you haven't Volunteered before but would like to participate in this construction project, please consider joining us next year!  We'll keep you posted as these Work Events draw near.


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