Community Garden

Ottawa is Blooming is very excited to have you be part of Ottawa’s Community Garden. A community garden means many things to many people; a community garden to some may be a place to grow food and herbs, while others may choose to simply grow flowers, connect with nature, relieve stress or just enjoy being outdoors. Others may take part in the garden to be a part of the community and share their knowledge and love of gardening.

Regardless of why you have chosen to be part of the garden, we welcome you and look forward to seeing you at the garden.

Happy growing!

Our Mission:

The mission of the Ottawa Community Garden is to provide a space for community members to come together and garden while enhancing the environment and the quality of living Ottawa. As well as, serve as a community-building and educational resource centered on dignity and respect for each other and the environment.

Community Garden participants shall submit a completed application and payment to:
Tami Koppen, C/O Community Garden, City Hall, 301 West Madison Street, Ottawa, IL 61350.

Community Garden Application

Community Garden Information Packet

Garden Coordinators:

Main Contact: Tami Koppen, Community Development Specialist 815-433-0161 x. 240; Email

Site Contact: Stephanie Stacy, ASHS Certified Horticulturist 815-530-9577