Wildwood Farms Community Garden
***2016 Growing Season Information Now Available***
History of the Garden
Since March 2011, the City of Wildwood has offered a community garden for Wildwood residents. The community garden movement has been gaining ground throughout the country and, after meetings held by the city to gauge interest, it was determined there was substantial support for developing such in Wildwood. The city wanted to encourage this type of community activity, thus the Department of Planning, with the approval of City Council, constructed the infrastructure for the garden to grow.

Features
A 7000 square foot area at the corner of Main Street and Taylor Road was leased to the city by Ed Kohn and Robert Greenberg of Greenberg Development Company. The city prepared the site by:
  • Constructing 45 4-by-8-foot raised planter beds
  • Creating a water supply connection
  • Installing deer-proof fencing
  • Installing rock and mulch pathways
  • Providing composted soil
Subsequently, these planter beds were provided to the residents on a first-come, first-serve basis. The community garden was named Wildwood Farms by a suggestion and subsequent vote of the gardeners. To this end, the interest in this project has been overwhelming and the city created a waiting list for other residents wanting a garden plot in the future.

Expansion
After only one (1) year since the garden's inception, the city, along with the Wildwood Farms Garden Management Group, expanded the garden area by doubling its size to accommodate additional residents.  Again, these planter beds were provided to residents on a first-come, first-serve basis and, like 2011, filled quickly. Now in the garden's 6th year, there are over 120 raised planter beds; some of these plots will be available to those on the lengthy waiting list for this season!

Getting a Plot
If you have any questions or would like to put your name on the waiting list for a garden plot, please submit an online form, or contact the Joe Vujnich at 636-458-0440, ext. 115, or Terri Gaston at 636-458-0440, ext. 118.

If you would like to follow the progress of Wildwood Farms Community Garden, please visit the Facebook and Twitter accounts of Wildwood Farms Community Garden.