Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.88
Liaison Alex Frank
Submission Date April 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-Madison
IN-7: Community Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Alex Frank
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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A brief description of the institution’s community garden:

The University of Wisconsin’s Eagle Heights Community Gardens (EHCG) was established in 1962 to offer the communities of Eagle Heights, the UW, and the city of Madison the opportunity to have an organic garden and participate in garden activities. Located within the UW-Madison main campus near the Lake Shore Nature Preserve and University Housing Eagle Heights apartments, EHCG is one of the oldest and largest community gardens in the United States.

EHCG provides an opportunity for the UW-Madison community and area residents to enjoy nature, build community, learn about gardening, and feed their families. Specifically our purposes are:
- Nutritional – The gardens are an important source of fresh produce for many students and their families
- Recreational – The gardens are an opportunity for many people to enjoy nature and interact with the earth
- Educational – We help our gardeners learn about the natural world, new gardening techniques, and ways to garden in an organic or environmentally friendly manner.
- Community building – The gardens are a place where students, university and community members from diverse age groups and cultural backgrounds can interact, learn from each other, and share in the creation of an aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly space.


Website URL where information about the community garden is available:
Estimated number of individuals that use the institution’s community garden annually:
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