Bock Community Forest

The John C. Bock Community Forest includes a very unique 1-acre community garden. This community garden includes space for growing vegetables, fruits, and flowers like a typical community garden, as well as space devoted to growing native trees, shrubs, and perennials for transplant into the Bock restoration area. In addition, gardeners grow produce for Middleton Outreach Ministry through the Plant-A-Row for the Hungry program. 


A community garden is a group of individuals, families, and organizations who choose to garden together. People of all cultures, speaking all languages, making any kind of income, with little or a lot of growing experience are all welcome. Each household or organization gets a plot to tend and contributes some volunteer hours to help run the garden, and in the case of the Bock Community Garden, to help contribute to the restoration of the John C. Bock Community Forest prairie and oak savannah.