Waukesha County

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Waukesha County Rental Gardens 

Located in the 1400 block of Northview Road between Grandview Boulevard and Delafield Street.  

If you are interested in renting a garden plot, please fill out this Google Form: https://forms.gle/9zwGR1GGaWC8HwVV8.  


RENTAL GARDEN UPDATES


October Garden Connection Newsletter is Now Available! 

The latest Garden Connection Newsletter is now available at www.waukeshacounty.gov/UWEX/HORT/rg/newsletters/.

In this issue, you'll find instructions for cleaning out your plot in anticipation of the October 18th closing date.  


Garden Waiting List 

We maintain waiting lists for rental plots at the Waukesha County Rental Gardens year round. Open garden plots are rented to those on the waiting list on a first come first serve basis. The sooner your name is on the list, the better your chance of getting a garden plot. We have separate waiting lists for regular plots, organic plots and permanent plots.

If you are interested in renting a garden plot, please fill out this Google Form: https://forms.gle/9zwGR1GGaWC8HwVV8.


September Garden Connection Newsletter is Now Available! 

The latest Garden Connection Newsletter is now available at www.waukeshacounty.gov/UWEX/HORT/rg/newsletters/.

In this issue, you'll find tips on preparing for next year and cleaning up your plot. 


Annual Garden Harvest Breakfast - Saturday, August 28 

Our Annual Garden Harvest Breakfast is this Saturday, August 28th at 9 a.m., followed by a brief Garden Meeting which begins around 9:45 a.m.  All Gardeners are welcome to come, meet some of the other gardeners and enjoy a delicious pot luck style breakfast.

Please bring a food item to share with everyone. Items brought in the past include: bakery, hot breakfast casseroles, fresh fruit, fresh veggies, etc. (I have already heard from one gardener who is brining OJ and milk.) Paper plates, napkins, plastic ware, and coffee are provided.


August Garden Connection Newsletter is Now Available! 

The Waukesha County Rental Gardens August Garden Connection Newsletter is now available at www.waukeshacounty.gov/UWEX/HORT/rg/newsletters/.

Be sure to check out the information about our Annual Garden Harvest Breakfast Celebration in this month's newsletter! 


July Garden Connection Newsletter is Now Available! 

The latest Garden Connection Newsletter is now available at www.waukeshacounty.gov/UWEX/HORT/rg/newsletters/.


June Garden Connection Newsletter is Now Available! 

The Waukesha County Rental Gardens first Garden Connection Newsletter is now available at www.waukeshacounty.gov/UWEX/HORT/rg/newsletters/.

The Garden Connections Newsletter is sent out 4-5 times during the growing season. 


Gardens are SOLD OUT for the 2021 season! 

The Waukesha County Rental Gardens are completely sold out for the 2021 gardening season!

If you would like to be on the waiting list for a plot for 2022, fill out this google form: https://forms.gle/JaVgRPF1985kK4yNA.  

If you have any questions, email Lisa at lboyer@waukeshacounty.gov.) 


Gardens are now OPEN! 

While the Gardens were scheduled to open this Saturday, the dry weather allowed us to get it done a few days early. As of right now, there is water available at four of the six water tank locations. We are still working on making water available at the other two. We sometimes run into problems with leaky hoses or connections at the start of the season. We appreciate your patience.

You can expect the first Garden Connections Newsletter in June.

If you have any questions, email Lisa at lboyer@waukeshacounty.gov.) 


Garden Letters Being Mailed out on February 15 

Garden letters and reservation forms will be mailed out to last year's gardeners on February 15. Gardeners will have until March 5 to return their signed reservation form and payment to retain their plot in 2021. (If you are a gardener and know you will not be returning for the 2021 season, email Lisa at lboyer@waukeshacounty.gov.) 


Garden Waiting List 

We maintain waiting lists for rental plots at the Waukesha County Rental Gardens year round. Open garden plots are rented to those on the waiting list on a first come first serve basis. The sooner your name is on the list, the better your chance of getting a garden plot. We have separate waiting lists for regular plots, organic plots and permanent plots.

Email your name, address, phone number and which waiting list(s) you’d like to be added onto to lboyer@waukeshacounty.gov.


Garden Closes October 19th at 9 a.m.

Reminder … all produce must be harvested and garden plots cleaned by 9 a.m. on Monday, October 19th.  Clean up includes the removal of everything you brought into the garden such as fencing, stakes, string, tomato cages, plastic, etc.  Smaller plant material can be pulled and left in the garden to decompose but larger, thick-stem vegetables (i.e., Brussels Sprouts, corn, sunflower, large weeds, etc) need to be removed. Questions? Contact Lisa at the Extension office at 262-548-7775 or lboyer@waukeshacounty.gov.


Water Will Be Turned Off by Thursday, Oct. 1st

Due to the weather predictions, the water will be turned off at the Rental Gardens on Wednesday or Thursday of the week of September 28th.

RENTAL GARDEN CONTACTS


Horticulture Support Staff:
Lisa Boyer
lboyer@waukeshacounty.gov 
262-548-7775

Rental Gardens Coordinator:
Ann Wied
ann.wied@wisc.edu 

Horticulture Helpline (for general gardening questions):
(262) 548-7779
uwex1@waukeshacounty.gov

Extension Waukesha County 
515 W Moreland Blvd AC G22 
Waukesha WI 53188
262-548-7770

Office Hours: M-F, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM


Civil Rights Statement: An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.