organic gardens: community gardens in meadowbrook park
Garden at the oldest local organic community gardens! Since 1975, the Meadowbrook Organic Garden Program has supported healthy people and a healthy community. We provide space, water, hoses and wheelbarrows. You supply tools, plants, labor, and optional fencing. During the growing season (May-October), a Garden Supervisor will assist with any questions or concerns. Garden plots are rented in "as is" condition and participation is at your own risk. This is a community garden and interaction with the general public is expected and encouraged.
For more information, call 217-384-4062 or see the Garden Manual. Tips on the basics of organic gardening are available in the supplemental guide.
To Register for a Garden Plot:
- Register by calling 217-367-1544 or in person at the Phillips Recreation Center. Online registration is not available.
- In addition to the plot rental fee, gardeners pay a $30/plot deposit. The deposit is returned at the end of the growing season if the gardener abides by the Urbana Park District's published guidelines. Returning gardeners in good standing earn a discounted deposit.
- New gardeners must attend a Garden Meeting where garden plot selection will take place. You must register and pay for the garden at least two days prior to attending a meeting.
Garden Meetings at the Anita Purves Nature Center:
||Register for a Plot & Meeting by:
|Tues, February 19
||Sat, February 16
|Sat, March 2
||Thur, February 28
|Tues, March 12
||Sat, March 9
|Tues, March 26
||Sat, March 23
|Sat, April 6
||Thur, April 4
|Raised Plot*: 11' x 3'
|Half Plot: 17' x 15'
|Full Plot: 17' x 30'
*Raised Plots are ADA Accessible