UW-Extension Barron County recently completed an extensive survey to determine the interest in creating a community garden in the City of Barron. Here are some of the findings:
- We collected a total of 220 responses.
- The top reasons for people not wanting to participate in a community garden were not having enough time, already having a garden, and not having childcare.
- 81 people said they were interested in participating in a community garden in Barron.
- The number one reason for wanting to participate in a community garden was access to fresh vegetables.
- 92% of respondents interested in participating in a community garden said they are willing to pay an annual fee under $25 for a garden plot
- 96% of respondents interested in participating in a community garden said they would like to receive help from experienced gardeners
- 53% of survey respondents identified as White (non-Hispanic), 43% identified as African, Black, or African-American.
Are you interested in joining the Barron Community Garden Planning Team?
We are forming a group of people who are enthusiastic about bringing a community garden to Barron. During our first meeting we will go over the survey results, discuss the group’s organization and purpose, and start looking at potential sites. Our goal is to have a community garden by next year’s growing season.
Would you like to be a part of the planning team?
Our first meeting is on July 23 at 12pm (noon) in the East Conference Room of the Barron County Government Center