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.