Community Garden Plots

Garden Plots are available for citizens to use at the Iron Mountain Community Garden for the 2020 season.

The Community Garden is located on the East side adjacent to the East side tennis courts on E. Hughitt St.  The garden was established in 2012 through a Building Healthy Communities grant through the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department and the Michigan Department of Community Health.

The garden has experienced a period of under utilization in the last few seasons and the City is seeking citizens who have an interest in vegetable or flower gardening.  The garden must receive more than a few gardeners to remain open in 2020.

Plots are 14 'x 20'.  The garden is deer proof with 10' welded wire fencing.  Water is provided at the garden.  Bathroom facilities are available at the adjacent tennis courts.  The garden includes a locked shed for gardeners to store tools and equipment.  The garden is a self-serve garden.  Gardeners provide their own tools, equipment, amendments, and labor.  Gardeners must also co-ordinate to keep the whole garden tidy including cutting grass/weeds on any unused plots or shared areas inside the fencing.

2020 Plot Rental Rates

Rate TypeFull Plot Price
Resident25.00 each plot up to 4
Non-resident35.00 each plot up to 4

Garden Layout Diagram with Plot numbers

layout diagram

Three people working outside in garden

What is a community garden?

A community garden is a place set aside where people can have access to a piece of land for the purpose of gardening among others who share the desire to garden, and to encourage healthy eating and living. Many City lots and apartments do not have the space for a garden and so community gardens can be an option for those residents.

Three adults in community garden

 Woman and child with hoe in garden