Supporting social change by conserving resources and creating healthy local food systems

Greetings From Our New Executive Director

Hi there! I'm Amanda, the new executive director for Fitchburg Fields!

I began life on Allied Drive, so the mission of Fitchburg Fields truly speaks to me. I later lived in and attended high school in Lodi, a wonderful small city just north of Dane County, complete with many small farms. I am very fortunate to have this blend of perspectives, from both disadvantaged communities hungry for food freedom and from community-level growers who believe in sustainable practices and land stewardship. I believe we at Fitchburg Fields can help create food systems in our communities which are fair for everyone, and I am eager to get to work.

I am an attorney as well as a coach, tutor, and Big Sister, and I serve on the executive board of the Capitol View Farmers Market on the east side of Madison where I live with my partner, Alexander Brown, our dog Alli and cat, Joannie.

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Meeting new challenges, transforming lives

Fitchburg Fields is a grassroots, non-profit and for-impact organization in Fitchburg, WI, just south of the capital city of Madison. We have a small garden and a big vision, and we invite you to volunteer, learn, and contribute to our efforts!

What we do

  • Grow the next generation of organic farmers and gardeners.
  • Create new jobs in the local food sector.
  • Create community bonds.

Why we do it

  • Recession is causing unemployment and hunger.
  • Peaking oil supplies necessitate a low-fuel food system.
  • Global climate change necessitates a low-carbon food system.

How we do it

  • Teach in our garden.
  • Teach in community kitchens and homes.
  • Support the community with food and information.


"A Teaching and Sharing Garden"

Our Garden, 4000 sq. ft. of fertility at the SE corner of Lacy Rd. and Fahey Glen in Fitchburg, WI, is a small plot of borrowed land, but we are enthusiastically using it to teach and learn how to create a local food system in the Madison area. (Click here for map.)  We hope to "scale up" our experiences when we purchase a 250-acre parcel just 2 miles away – but that will take a lot of help! (Read about our vision, and see the land that could become a center for sustainable agriculture and living by clicking here.)


New videos -Click here to see the video shown at the Harvest Dinner -



Click here to see us in action during our "Squash Challenge"  -

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Event Calendar

Harvest Dinner 2012
November 9th, 2012 @ 5:45 PM

Put the Garden to Bed - Workday
October 20th, 2012 @ 9:00 AM

Seed Starting Workshop
March 31st, 2012 @ 12:00 PM

Mini Hoophouse Construction
October 1st, 2011 @ 10:00 AM

Compost Workshop
September 24th, 2011 @ 9:00 AM

Seed Starting
March 6th, 2011 @ 9:00 AM

Fruit Tree Grafting
February 26th, 2011 @ 10:00 AM

Slow Food Dinner / Garden Work Day
October 23rd, 2010 @ 5:00 PM

Making Homemade Jams & Jellies
October 20th, 2010 @ 6:00 PM

Vermiculture: Building and Maintaining a Worm Farm
October 2nd, 2010 @ 9:00 AM

Drying Fruit, Vegetables & Herbs
August 10th, 2010 @ 6:00 PM

Bentwood Trellis Construction
June 12th, 2010 @ 9:00 AM

Garden Workday
May 22nd, 2010 @ 9:00 AM

Scythes and Other Garden Tools
May 15th, 2010 @ 9:30 AM

Transplanting Seedlings
April 24th, 2010 @ 10:00 AM

Mini Hoophouse Construction
March 27th, 2010 @ 4:16 PM

Permaculture Design Principles in Action
March 7th, 2010 @ 10:00 AM

Past Events