Manitowish Waters Community Garden

FREE GARDENING FORUM First Year Food Gardening in the Northwoods

WHEN: Saturday, May 18th at 10:00am
WHERE: Manitowish Waters Town Hall
PRESENTED BY: Master Gardener Cheryl Pytlarz

Gardening is an adventurous journey. Learn how soil is your best friend, selecting plants from so many choices, and keeping everything warm UP NORTH!


Blooming Bucks


With many thanks to the generosity of anonymous donors, all monetary
donations will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $10,000*.

Please Donate Today and
watch your Contribution Double


In the coming months, GROW! Manitowish Water Community Garden will move from a Dream . . . to Reality!

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 community, we’re almost halfway towards our Phase 1 goal!

With our Grand Opening scheduled for June, please consider joining those who have already donated.


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 the Garden: installing fencing and irrigation, constructing raised beds and paths, building irrigation and tool sheds, and helping spread and prepare the soil, to name a few.


Our first gardening season is rapidly approaching!

All garden plots will be assigned on a first-come basis!

Please review the garden diagram and make your plot selection.

Join in the fun with your fun-loving neighbors.  And please, spread the word!

In this our start-up year, we will not be able to guarantee a garden season beginning on June 1st.  Construction of the facility: fencing, irrigation, raised beds, soil, pathways,  and tool shed cannot begin until frost is out of the ground.  Stay tuned for further updates.