Community Garden Program

2017 Family Garden Plot Registration Form

The Dodge Nature Center Community Garden Program is an opportunity for community members to learn and implement organic gardening techniques.  The Dodge Nature Center farm will provide the 15’ x 15’ plots, use of tools, soil amendments and pest control methods.  The garden will be open to gardeners at their convenience throughout the gardening season until closing on October 15, 2017.

There is a second option in our garden.  Some of the plots are raised-bed plots.  These 15’ x 15’ plots are divided into three-3’ x 15’beds, raised 16” off the ground with a 3’ path between them. These plots will make it more accessible to those who have difficulty gardening at ground level. If you want this option, please say so on your registration. This is not guaranteed, but will be distributed on a first come basis.

There are 40 garden plots available, reserved on a first come, first served basis. Reservations requested after the garden plots are full will be placed on a waiting list.


$100 per plot

Info Sessions

Gardener's Orientation Session
Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Farm Education Building. Dodge Entrance 3, 1701 Charlton Street in West St. Paul

Learn Organic Gardening Practices
Tuesday, April 25 and Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 6 p.m. in the Farm Education Building. Dodge Entrance 3, 1701 Charlton Street in West St. Paul

If you do not attend a meeting or contact Don by May 31, 2017 to confirm that you are actively using your plot, your plot will be forfeited and no refund will be given.

Other Info

There is a limit of two plots per family. Registration will close when plots are full. Plots are assigned first come first served.

If you wish to reserve your plot for the following season before the closing date of the current one, you may reserve the same plot for the following year. This will allow for those who wish to raise perennials to do so.

If you have any questions, please contact Don at 651.789.5285

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