The Greater Green Bay Area is home to a growing number of neighborhood, school and community gardens. These gardens help to contribute to a healthy food system and improve the nutrition profile of residents.
The Brown County UW-Extension Community Gardens Program provides garden space and logistical assistance to Brown County residents to facilitate their access to affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food. Developed in 1996 as part of an overall initiative to increase food security in Brown County, the program has expanded to ten community gardens on over four acres with 300 plots and nearly 200 gardeners. The gardens are managed cooperatively by Brown County UW-Extension, the City of Green Bay, and local volunteers.
Learn more about community gardens!
Photo courtesy of Brown County UW-Extension
Live54218 offers mini-grants to area schools looking to start a garden, or to improve one they already have. Congratulations to the following 2016 School Garden Mini-Grant Recipients:
Howe Elementary - Green Bay Area Public Schools
Keller Elementary - Green Bay Area Public Schools
Susie C. Altmayer Elementary - Unified School District of De Pere
Fairview Elementary - Pulaski Community School District