ONALASKA, Wis. (WXOW) - Local high school students are spending their time gardening to benefit the community. A group of Onalaska students are tending to their community garden throughout the summer. All the food they plant and harvest goes to WAFER Food Pantry.
Once a week for the past two months about 20 students come to the garden, located near Bronston Chiropractic on County Road PH in Onalaska.
Jodie Visker, the Garden Coordinator, said the students enjoy learning about gardening, and like giving back to the community.
Hannah Johnson and Claire Lofald are two of the students who tend to the garden. They both said they have fun gardening, and feel satisfied knowing their food goes to people in need.
The 1,000 square foot garden holds raspberries, tomatoes, and onions to name a few. In May students planted the garden, now they visit once a week to pick weeds and tend to their vegetables.
The garden has been up and running for five years and all the produce is grown without pesticides or herbicides.
They will harvest their fruit and vegetables in a couple months and then give it over to WAFER. The garden is sponsored by Bronston Chiropractic.