Forest City Community Garden

is located at the YMCA, just off the east side of the building. The garden is open to the public.

The community garden provides the public with the ability to grow fresh, healthy foods, have a fun way to get active outdoors, and come together to cultivate a warm inviting community. As a group, we can choose which plants to grow and how to arrange them, adding natural beauty and unique personality to our outdoor garden. Whether choosing and arranging the plants or working the soil, watering, weedingand general maintenance every aspect of a community garden is a group experience. We invite you be part of the garden, please like us on Facebook at the Forest City Community Garden or contact Betsy Maramas(YMCA) with questions.


Sponsors of the Garden are:  YMCA, Grow Forest City, ISU Extension, Forest City Rotary and many more.


ENJOY THE SUNSHINE, SHARE THE BOUNTY!  Make new friends, share gardening knowledge, and enjoy the fresh food. If you harvest food, please contribute to the garden in some manner – we are always looking for donationsand volunteers to improve the garden!




  1. BE RESPECTFUL: Treat others and their plants how you would like to be treated. Children must be accompanied by a supervising adult.
  2. KEEP OUR GARDEN BEAUTIFUL: Pick up trash, pull weeds and trim plants.
  3. NO PETS