Grow Produce at Marshfield Community Gardens

Marshfield Area Residents Can Reserve Garden Beds

Interesting in growing your own produce? Marshfield area residents can now register for garden beds at the Growing Together Community Gardens, a program through Marshfield Clinic and Healthy Lifestyles-Marshfield Area Coalition.

The community gardens offer a place for residents to garden and grow their own produce. Garden beds are available at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (includes handicap accessible beds), St. Alban’s Ministry Center and First Presbyterian Church.

There are a few responsibilities for gardeners to keep in mind through the growing season.

“Gardeners must keep their plots clean, weed free, and healthy. They are also responsible for weeding a two-foot perimeter around their plot to keep the pathways clear,” said Laura Zelenak, health educator. “If a gardener cannot tend their bed due to absence or other reasons, they must contact their garden coordinator to so that the plots can be tended during that time.”

No garden experience is necessary. A one-hour orientation session is mandatory for all new gardeners. This event will be May 15 from 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church (200 S. Lincoln Avenue). Gardeners also need to sign a user agreement before starting.

Gardeners are encouraged to make a $15 donation to help support the community gardens and to commit to at least three hours toward general site maintenance. These volunteer hours can be completed during workdays on May 5, 12, and 15.

Visit Marshfield Clinic Healthy Lifestyles – Marshfield Area Coalition page at for more information on volunteering. Contact George Bloome at Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach at 715-221-8400 or email [email protected] to reserve your garden bed.

More information on the gardens and workdays can be found here.