La Crosse, Wisconsin (WXOW)- La Crosse's Riverfront organization, which provides support and services for adults, families, and individuals with disabilities will have an expanded gardening space this summer.
The project started last year with community grants and continues this year with additional grants and donations of funds, labor, goods, and services from the community.
Employees at Riverfront say they've had nothing like this before; the old garden was not accessible to everyone and overall unsuccessful.
The new garden will include accessible pathways to all, a green house, and many different kinds of vegetable plants. It will allow for residents to learn about gardening, explore new foods and overall live a healthy lifestyle.
Marcia Jagodzinske, President and CEO of Riverfront is excited to have the opportunity for Resident's to learn about gardening hands-on. She stated, "A lot of people that Riverfront serves have never had a place where they've been able to learn how to garden. It's just not been something they're exposed to and so this is a chance to really get involved from the very beginning in terms of where your food comes from."
The new garden is expected to be ready for use early this July. All the harvested plants will be put to good use with excess food going to community entities that will pass it on to other people in need.
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