Community Garden

Community gardening is a wonderful and sustainable way for people to come together and grow food, foster a sense of community, and promote environmental stewardship. The DeForest Parks Department has 54 garden plots & 1 raised bed available for seasonal renting in Liberty Land Park (615 Yorktown Rd). Garden plots are available for rent as of the 1st of the year for returning Village of DeForest resident gardeners and on March 21st for non-residents and new gardeners to apply.


  • Applications can be submitted online or by paper form.
  • Village of DeForest returning resident gardeners are invited to apply as of the 1st of the year. Non-resident and new gardeners are invited to apply on March 21st of the current season.
  • The application period will close once all plots are reserved.
  • Garden plots are 20' x 20'. We offer organic and conventional plots.
  • Garden plot rental costs are as follows; Village of DeForest Residents $25.00, Non-Residents $35.00. The cost includes tilling and a key to access water.
  • Returning gardeners may rent a maximum of 2 plots. New gardeners may rent 1 plot for their first season.
  • The Village of DeForest will open the gardens for planting on May 1, weather permitting.
  • An additional $50 refundable deposit is required. There is only one deposit needed regardless of number of plots rented. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the season if the water key is returned and the garden plot is cleaned.
  • Village Hall Office will be in contact with renters by email regarding dates for key pick up, year end cleanup and key return.


Learn more about the benefits of community gardens: here.