The main garden is located at the University of Minnesota North Central Research and Outreach Center (1861 E. Hwy 169, Grand Rapids, MN), and is coordinated by Get Fit Itasca. All Itasca community members are welcome to rent plots seasonally. This is a great option for those who don't have the space to garden, or would like to learn how to grow their own food!

Interested in gardening?
We are at capacity this season. Reach out to us if you are interested in being added to the wait list, in case someone can't garden this year, or for first pick next year.

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Raised Garden Bed at Crystal Lake Park

Need a wheelchair accessible garden bed or have back problems? 

Rent this 2' x 10' garden! Call us to inquire about availability: 218-327-8814



The Garden Provides:

  • Tilled, 8' x 10' plot(s)

  • Irrigation and a water spigot

  • Hand-held garden tools

  • A compost area

  • Educational resources

  • A Little Free Library for sharing

  • Social events

  • Preseason application of fertilizer (cow manure) tilled into the whole garden



  • Rent for $15 for first plot, +$10 for each additional plot (financial assistance available)

  • 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 the end of May until mid-October. There are 81 garden plots.

Check out our Facebook page for monthly garden events and resources!

Stay up to date by signing up for our Remind group


Check out our community garden hand-out with tips for healthy eating: click here!

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Do you have a garden question or concern? Ask a Master Gardener!