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Kane Street Community Garden needs help preparing for season

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)—It's still cold and rainy outside so you may not be thinking about gardening yet, but the Kane Street Community Garden needs your help.

It's about four weeks behind in the planting season because of the weather.

They need volunteers, right now, to help them prepare the gardens for planting doing things like cleaning up the grounds and installing their irrigation systems.

As soon as it's warm enough, they'll need more volunteers to help planting.

Since the main garden is running behind, that means they have less time to focus on their new projects like the children's garden where they'll hold story time and workshops.

"These habits are going to last a lifetime so if we can start kids off at a young age with their own gardening skills at a place they can call their own," Shelly Krause, Executive Director, Hunger Task Force said. "It's safer, it's more cohesive for kids to learn in that kind of environment."

The Kane Street Community Garden is hosting a class this Saturday at 9:30, in honor of Earth Day.

Todd Huffman, Master Gardener, will talk about extending the gardening season by using a hoop house, which uses large hoops to suspend a plastic tarp.

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