Other CSCG members may be helpful resources for gardening and garden coordinators will try to answer your questions. If you have any experience gardening, tell the garden coordinators you can mentor a new gardener.

Below are links to some resources for urban gardening.


  • Square Foot Gardening, by Mel Bartholomew
  • Wisconsin Garden Guide, by Jerry Minnich
  • The Vegetable Gardener’s Book of Building Projects: Raised Beds, Cold Frames, Compost Bins, Planters, Plant Supports, Trellises, Harvesting and Storage Aids, by Story Communications
  • Cubed Foot Gardening: Growing Vegetables in Raised Intensive Beds, by Christopher Bird


Natural Insect Control
Insect & Disease ID
The Garden Networks
From the Ground Up Organic Gardening Guide


Green Thumb Gardening Classes: UW Extension 5201 Fen Oak Drive, Ste. 138, Madison, online classes and hybrid classes offered throughout gardening season.
Madison Greenhouse Store, 1354 Williamson Street. In Early 2021 no classes are listed.


Crowley Station is lucky to belong to Rooted and the Garden Network. This organization helps unite community garden leadership to policy makers, non-profits, and UW-Extension. The Garden Network also organizes the annual Garden Summit each Spring. All members are encouraged to attend (especially those empowered leaders!). Scholarships may be available for members.

Our landowner is the Madison Water Utility. Their generous grant and lease with our garden is what allows us to have such a beautiful spot in downtown Madison for growing food. They work with us to find new ways to conserve urban water and create public space welcoming to everyone.

Local Community Gardens

Additional community gardens can be found at danegardens.net. Some gardens near Crowley Station include: