Deer River Community Garden

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What the Garden Provides:

  • 8’x10’ Garden plots tilled and prepared to grow produce and/or flowers for harvest

  • Access to water for individual plots

  • Access to general garden tools such as shovels, rakes, garden trugs

  • Compost area for disposal of garden waste and use for soil health

  • Educational resources to assist new gardeners

  • A fence around the garden to keep deer and pests away

  • A food forest for community use

The Deer River Community Garden is located at 120 6th Ave NW Deer River, MN 56636; behind White Oak Inn and next to the skating rink. Garden coordination and plot rental is managed by Get Fit Itasca. All Itasca community members are welcome to rent plots seasonally.

Gardeners:

  • There is a fee of $10.00 for garden use

  • Plant your own selection of seeds and plants

  • Maintain your plot for the season

  • Harvest fresh produce for personal use!

The garden season runs from mid-May to

mid-October. There are 48 plots.

 Are you interested in having a Garden at the Deer River Community Garden?
Email us about getting on the list for next year! Applications will open up in January.
Paper copies available at Deer River City Hall

Online Form
Printable PDF
Apple Orchard

Donate Edible Plants

Help us grow the food forest, by donating any edible or pollinator-friendly perennials you have.

Mulch

Soil Building

Have extra cardboard, mulch, compost, small logs, or other biodegradable material?

We can use it!

Hammer

General Maintenance

Looking to volunteer your time? We have a few projects that could use your help.