Manitowish Waters Community 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.

Double Your Impact Program

Make your donation twice as effective! All monetary donations will be matched DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR. That means your $10 gift becomes $20, $25 becomes $50, $100 becomes $200, and $500 becomes $1,000! This matching program is running until March 31st, or up to a limit of all monetary donations totaling $10,000.

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.