Garden Plot Fee

25x50 - $50 each
50x50 - $75 each
Free to Non-Profits

Where

Soulful Prairies 
4706 Alden Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098
 

 
Driving Directions 

Contact

Linda Bruce 
Soulful Prairies 
847-366-6743 
linda@soulfulprairies.com 
 

Grow and Share Garden Plot Sign Up

Our Grow and Share project is open to the general public. 25x50 plots are offered for $50 and 50x50 plots are $75. Plots are free to non for profit organizations. Individuals who take a plot are asked to donate 20% of their plots produce to someone in need or a non for profit organization. Soulful Prairies organizes two drops a growing season to local food pantries.

Our goal is to create a sense of community where individuals help each other. Each year is kicked off with a spring meeting where introductions and reconnecting occurs.  Participants are asked to help stake out and mark plots. The plots are open for planting in the beginning of May. Throughout the growing season individuals are encouraged to work together to help with weeding and watering, and sharing any expertise they may have. Emails keep all growers in contact with each other and Soulful Prairies sends updates and information as needed.

New Additions to Grow & Share

Dan Pilguy
getDan is coming on board to lead the way at our Grow and Share Gardens. Dan graduated from the University of Iowa in 2012 with a degree in Health and Human Physiology. After graduating he and one of his buddies, T.D. began a diversified sustainable vegetable farm on T.D.’s Grandparents farm in Iowa. The produce is used for a CSA for individuals near the Iowa location and also in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. Dan’s passions revolve around promoting the local food scene and educating individuals about alternative healthy growing options.

Cool things to watch for at the Grow and Share:

  • Workshops on subject matters in the areas of: natural pest control, companion planting composting, edible forests, perennial gardens and fall crops. *Ideas and suggestions are always welcome!
  • A grant from the Illinois Buffer Partnership Program to offset costs involved with a bee pollinator habitat and edible forest project.
  • Dan’s organic seedling sale / 2015 CSA sign up
  • Volunteer help opportunities with edible forest and in others areas that will be rewarded with a share of CSA crops.
  • A new shed where produce can be washed, weighed and stored.

To help your garden grow, we offer:

    On site well with five hydrants, hoses and sprinkler heads
    Garden shed with garden tools available to share
    Compost bin for waste
    Drive up access to each plot