The Jefferson County Parks Department, in partnership with Heart of the City, sponsors the Hearty Gardens. Hearty Gardens was the first community garden in the Fort Atkinson area and is located at the Mason Farm in Dorothy Carnes County Park. The gardens are located off Banker Road approximately 2 mi. north of the city of Fort Atkinson. Our mission is to promote locally grown produce and flowers, treating the soil in a sustainable way and encouraging cooperative relations among members.
HARVEST GARDENS A COMMUNITY GARDEN PROJECT LOCATED IN KORTH PARK AT THE ELM POINT ENTRANCE
**Harvest Gardens are Filled for the 2013 season.**
THE GARDENS WILL PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES TO:
- grow your own produce and/or flowers
- learn sustainable gardening practices from experienced gardeners
Organic gardeners and gardeners willing to learn to be organic will get priority
READ GARDEN GUILDELINES ON BACK OF FORM (Download brochure above.)
I will not be in the park before sunrise or after sunset.
I will have something planted in the garden by June 30th and keep it planted all summer.
If I must abandon my plot for any reason, I will notify the Parks Department.
I will keep weeds down and maintain the areas immediately surrounding my plot.
I will not use fertilizers, insecticides or weed repellants that will affect other plots.
I will attempt to use sustainable gardening practices and fertilizers.
I will plant tall crops only where they will not shade neighboring plots.
If my plot becomes unkempt, I understand I will be given a one-week notice to clean it up.
I will keep trash and litter cleaned from the plot, as well as from adjacent pathways and fences.
I will pick only my own crops unless given permission by another plot user.
I agree to volunteer hours toward community gardening efforts.
I will not bring pets to the garden.
I will participate in the fall cleanup of the garden.
I understand that neither the garden group nor Jefferson County, its officers or employees are responsible for my actions.
I THEREFORE AGREE TO RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY THE GARDEN GROUP AND JEFFERSON COUNTY, ITS OFFICERS OR EMPLOYEES FOR ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGE, LOSS OR CLAIM THAT OCCURS IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF THE GARDEN BY ME OR ANY OF MY GUESTS.