Community Garden Opportunity
Need Land? We have a "large size" Community Garden Opportunity for you. Anderson Park Friends, Inc. is partnering with Dane County Parks (DCP) and Rooted to create a “large-size” garden opportunity for interested individuals, churches, nonprofits, and/or businesses. Interested people or organizations can apply now to be considered for one of the plots. Certain limitations will apply to a lease. Click here for a 2021 Fact Sheet.
2021 Food Pantry Garden
Most of us have a dose of “cabin fever”. Too much snow and indoor activities. Paging through seed catalogues can help alleviate this “closed-in” feeling. What do APF volunteers do? We read those same catalogues.
Our APF garden leadership team has been doing just that-reading seed catalogues. We are organizing our strategies for the 2021 Food Pantry Garden. This includes ordering and purchasing seeds as well as starting seedlings at the Oregon High School greenhouse.
Goals for this year include increasing the pounds of fresh produce and increasing the variety of produce for local pantries. Last year APF volunteers raised 1,200 pounds. The goal this year is over 2,000 pounds. In 2020 we raised 9 types of vegetables. This year will grow over 14 varieties with a 2-growing season strategy. Beets to Zucchini are on our mind.
The garden will support the pantries in Oregon, Belleville, and Verona.
Donations are needed to meet our goal of $2,000. Go to the APF Member & Donation page. Select the other category and indicate a donation with your credit card.
We want to recognize Jung’s Garden Center for their donation to the pantry garden. It is appreciated and very timely. Other donations are still needed.
Join us by going to https://www.andersonparkfriends.org/volunteer.
Anderson Farm County Park was established in 2014 and is the newest recreation park in the Dane County Parks system. The park is approximately 310 acres and is a mix of woodland, prairies, and agricultural fields. Other features include rain and pollinator gardens as well as a bluebird trail.
The park is located at:
914 Union Road
(Town of Oregon; south of the village of Oregon)
Oregon, Wisconsin 53575
The park is named after the Lyman F. Anderson Family farmstead that was founded at the site in 1886. Lyman F. Anderson, who passed away in 2005, was a former County Board Supervisor and served in the Wisconsin State Legislature.
There is a network of woodland trails on the north end of the Park, including a 1-mile hiking trail through the Arthur Sholts Memorial Woods. The woods and five acres of prairie (next to the forest) can be accessed from a parking area off Union Road. Visitors can also walk along the turf trails that border the agricultural fields.
A portable toilet is available at the parking area off Union Road.
Anderson Park Friends, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization working with the Dane County Parks Division to develop, protect, preserve, and enhance beautiful Anderson Farm County Park. The park is in Phase 1 of the master plan. Our organization is comprised of members living in the Oregon, Wisconsin area.
Please come out and spend some time hiking along the trail system through the Arthur Sholts Memorial Woods. The trail system is over 1 mile in total length. Please feel free to print out a trail map and bring it along with you.
Our members have been instrumental in starting the development of the park.
Read about our latest news (new tractor) in the Oregon Observer.
Roe Parker, President
1560 Partridge Hill Drive
Oregon, WI 53575