The City of Madison wants your input on establishing new or expanding community gardens at Bordner, Indian Hills, or Rennebohm Parks.  In early 2018 come have a “Community Conversation” to find out more about specific sites, decision-making process and timeline. The City of Madison values your input and staff hope you are able to join us. City Staff, committee members, and elected officials will use your feedback to assist in making a final garden siting decision.

Community Conversation Details

Transportation assistance available and food/drink and childcare provided!

When: Monday, January 8th, 2018 from 6-8PM
Where: Mt. Olive Lutheran Church (110 N. Whitney Way, Madison, WI  53705) - Fellowship Room
What: An event for interested community members and residents to find out more about specific garden sites, the decision-making process and timeline, and offer feedback to staff
Transportation: If you need transportation assistance, please contact George Reistad at 608-266-4611 or
Food/Refreshments: YES! Food and drink are provided at this meeting
Childcare: YES! Childcare is also provided

Can't make the Community Conversation but still want to provide feedback? Please complete the online survey and let us know your thoughts!

Online Survey:

Racial Equity and Social Justice (RESJ) Analysis

Throughout the course of this project, City staff and community members worked collaboratively to complete a Racial Equity and Social Justice analysis of the engagement process surrounding siting a community garden in the Hill Farms area of the City. This analysis allowed staff and community members to think through barriers and impediments to robust and diverse engagement from residents and community members on making a siting decision for a community garden. After identifying some of these barriers, solutions were implemented to make varied and diverse engagement easier for members of the community. To learn more about the findings, please find the analysis below.

RESJ Analysis: Community Engagement Strategies for University Hill Farms Community Garden Siting

Park Site Maps with Proposed Community Garden Areas


Proposed Garden Location - Bordner Park - Click Link or Image Below for PDF File

Bordner Park

Proposed Garden Location - Indian Hills Park - Click Link or Image Below for PDF File
Proposed Garden Site - Indian Hills Park

Proposed Garden Location - Rennebohm Park - Click Link or Image Below for PDF File
Proposed Garden Location - Rennebohm Park



Please contact George Reistad, Food Policy Coordinator with additional comments