Community Gardens

Applying for Garden Plot

Please contact the Garden Group Manager, Rich Eckert, if you are interested in temporarily renting a garden plot for the upcoming growing season. Rich can be reached by calling (773) 612-6710 or by Email.

  1. View the Community Garden plot map to select a plot(s)
  2. Contact the Garden Group Manager, Rich Eckert, by email or phone (773) 612-6710, and you will be provided with a plot assignment. Plots are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.
  3. Complete a Pingree Grove Community Garden Agreement
  4. Return the Agreement along with payment of $25/plot to the attention of the Community Garden Group, Village Municipal Center, 555 Reinking Rd., Pingree Grove, IL 60140 (M-F 8:30am-5:00pm)

Community Garden Rules

Review the garden rules to ensure eveyone has an enjoyable growing season!

  • I will not use chemical fertilizers, insecticides or weed repellents.
  • I will pick only my own crops unless given permission by another plot user.
  • I will keep trash and litter out of the plot, as well as from adjacent pathways and fences.
  • I will keep weeds at a minimum and maintain the areas immediately surrounding my plot if any.
  • I will plant tall crops where they will not shade neighboring plots.
  • I will not alter the garden plot size in any way.
  • If I must abandon my plot for any reason, I will notify the Garden Group.
  • I will only plant in the assigned garden plot unless the Garden Group collectively agrees otherwise.
  • I will pay an annual fee of $25 to help cover garden expenses. 
  • I understand that although the Garden Group will try to accommodate gardener’s preferences, plots will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.
  • I understand that neither the Garden Group, nor the owners of the community garden land are responsible for my actions.