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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Community Garden Plots Available


The Fox Lake Community Garden in accepting new gardeners for the 2021 season. One plot is $40 for the season, and two plots are $60 for the season. The Village will provide basic services such as the initial tillage, and basic gardening tools. 

The mission of the Fox Lake Community Garden is to assist residents, neighborhoods and community organizations in the creation, operation and maintenance of community gardens, to: 

  • Increase opportunities for healthful outdoor recreation, practical education and positive social interactions
  • Improve public nutrition and the neighborhood environment;
  •  Build community self-reliance and sustainability;
  • Donate fruits and vegetables to local food pantries and those in need.

A Community Garden is a neighborhood green space set aside for local residents to grow their own fresh vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers. Community gardening revitalizes neighborhoods, promotes social and economic self-empowerment and can serve as the basis for new local entrepreneurship, or “microenterprises” such as a Farmer’s Market. Community gardening is also widely recognized for its significant therapeutic value for a variety of conditions. Perhaps most important in today’s increasingly hurried and urbanized environment, community gardens are places where people can share their love of nature and growing their own food

Click here for the Community Garden Application

For questions, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (224) 225-1404.

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