Lincoln Land Community College Green Center - Community Garden
5250 Shepherd Rd.
Springfield, IL 62794-9256
Illinois Department of Agriculture Community Garden
801 Sangamon Ave
Springfield, IL 62702
This garden consists of 1/3 acre with 42 raised beds. Water is available on site. Cost to join is $25 for the first bed and $15 for each additional with a maximum of four beds per individual. Open to all.
Garden Sponsored By: LLCC Green Center
Contact: Tomas Spears
Enos Park Community Garden
1022 N 5th St.
Springfield, IL 62702
This is a nearly 1 acre garden located at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Water, garden tools and compost are available on site for gardeners. Local residents of Springfield and the surrounding area may rent plots for the season. The garden consists of 175 individual 12' x 12' plots and each plot costs $20. Tilling is available for an additional $10. Gardeners grow their own produce and care for their plots. Only the gardeners renting plots can harvest from the garden. Space is limited. Season begins in March.
Garden Sponsored By: Walmart
The Enos Park Neighborhood Gardens is a partnership between Kumler Outreach Ministries and the Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association. Our vision is to foster an environment where people from all walks of life can come together to grow high-quality food. We want to increase access to fresh produce, teach others valuable skills, and create a context where people can become
The garden has a large communal garden where volunteers share in the work and share in the harvest. There is also a personal plot area where raised beds can be
rented for $10/year. This rental fee provides access to water, tools, seeds, mulch, and garden advice upon request. (Volunteer hours can be substituted for the rental
From May-September in 2022, volunteer times are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9-11. A free farmers market will be held from 10-11 on these days.
Personal Plot renters are encouraged to meet Wednesday evenings from 5-7.
The garden also includes a small outdoor classroom, a multitude of fruits (including a 300 sf strawberry U-pick), and 1600 sf of prairie (being planted in 2022). For current information, please see our Facebook page or contact the garden manager.
Contact: Carey Smith, garden manager
Bountiful Basket Garden
1120 B North Fourth Street
Petersburg, IL 62675
This 1/4 acre garden is supported by 23 volunteers.
The soil has been tested and water is available on site.
Vegetables are free and harvested
each Tuesday and Thursday
for recipients of the Menard County Food Pantry, High Rise Apartments or anyone in need.
Contact: Karen Denton or Beth Kiningham
UIS Campus Community Garden
5255 Shepherd Rd
The UIS Campus Community Garden provides hands-on learning opportunities for UIS students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the surrounding community. The garden demonstrates our commitment to sustainability and “leadership lived.”
This is an outdoor classroom where community members teach one another, share gardening tips and secrets, and build lasting relationships. We cultivate fresh produce, build relationships, and work to make our food system more sustainable. We also host barbecues, social events, and weekly work days during the gardening season.
The UIS garden is a true communal garden; the UIS students plant and tend everything and community members are welcome to help and harvest at any time.
For more information, like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UISGarden/ and visit our official webpage https://www.uis.edu/community-garden/about-community-garden.
Kerasotes YMCA Community Garden
4550 W. Iles
Springfield, IL 62711
This garden was designed by genHkids staff and volunteers. Community involvement from the neighborhood is encouraged. The garden is open to the public. The garden consists of several raised beds on the west side of the building.
Black Hawk Elementary School:
genHkids Seeds of Possibility School Garden
2500 S. College St.
Black Hawk Elementary School staff manages this garden.
Contact: Black Hawk Elementary School
Jefferson Park Community Garden
300 North Oxford Rd.
Springfield, IL 62702
This small community garden located at Jefferson Park consists of individual 10ft. x 20ft. plots. Water is available on site. The cost to join is $10. Space is limited. Season runs April 1 - November 1.
Garden Sponsored By: Springfield Park District and Friends of Jefferson Park
Contact: Sean Dickerson
217-544-1751, ext 1012
Butler Elementary School Community Garden
1701 S. Macarthur Blvd
Springfield, Il 62704
This school garden was established in the Spring of 2014 with the help of a Hy-Vee One Step Grant and school volunteers. The garden program receives annual support from private donors, PTO, and Grow Springfield. Past support includes: Lowe’s Toolbox For Education Grant, MacArthur Boulevard Association Grant, Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant, Chipotle Do Good With Burritos Fundraiser, Barnes & Noble Fundraiser, Ahh Yoga Summer Solstice Fundraiser,
Raised beds, containers, and in-ground plots, located throughout the school grounds, grow a variety of vegetables, herbs, annual and perennial flowers. On the front lawn, there is a black raspberry patch and monarch waystation. Garden leaders, volunteers, students, and teachers maintain the gardens during the school year and the produce is used during nutrition & cooking lessons or given away to Butler families.
The gardens are used as outdoor classrooms and all students and teachers participate in lessons aligned with learning standards. During the summer months, the garden is maintained with the help of volunteers and produce is harvested and taken home by many families in the community.
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Contact: Alana Reynolds
Springfield Community Garden Family Fit Center at Poplar Place
902 25th Street
The Poplar Place community garden was originally built in 2016 and then expanded in 2017. This garden primarily serves the families of Poplar Place, but is open to all.
Garden Sponsored By: Memorial Medical Center
Contact: Ayesha Lawson, email@example.com
Iles School/Living Water Christian Ministries Garden
1405 East Laurel Street
This communal garden is tended by Iles School students during the school year, and is also open to the public. There are ten raised beds, two wheelchair-accessible beds, and a smaller strawberry patch. Across the street at Iles School, a monarch garden has been planted.
Contact: Noel Scott
Community Works Garden
3rd and Canedy Streets
This is a collaborative community garden that is open to the public. It features 10 raised beds.
Contact: Jay Shanle
217-522-3123 x 1005
1310 South 11th Street
Washington Middle School Communal Garden
2300 East Jackson Street
Springfield, IL 62703
This is a communal-style garden. Chickens and bees provide for educational opportunities, as well as fresh eggs and honey. Garden include various beds plus a large asparagus patch.
Contact: George Sinclair
This large communal garden is open to all.
Contact: Lynn Ehmen
Johnson Park Community Garden
1917 Johnson Park Drive
815 S 15th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Motherland Gardens is part of a Neighborhood Revitalization and Beautification project which is currently being implemented in the East side of Springfield by the Non for Profit Organization named Motherland Gardens Community Project Inc,
The garden is located on a 1/2 acre of fertile land. Private plots available for rent. Be hives were installed in 2022.
The garden is also developing a horticulture and forestry program.
Hours: Open every day but received only by appointment. Call and make an appointment before visiting. Gardening classes offered on site.
The Johnson Park community garden was built in September, 2017. This garden was constructed with the help of United Way volunteers. Johnson Place community garden primarily serves families of Johnson Park, but is open to all.
Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church
501 South Douglas Ave
Springfield, IL 62704
Garden boxes can be rented for $10, and there is one community strawberry box. The old, wooden deteriorating boxes are being replaced with metal boxes. First community work morning of the season Saturday April 23, 2022, 9 am until noon, all skills welcome.