This growing program (pun intended) enhances food security by increasing access to nutritious, locally grown produce. The Neighbors’ Place Gardens consist of 3 garden sites that provide thousands of pounds (more than 20,000 pounds in 2015) of fresh produce to families each year.
Falcon Drive Garden: Due to the loss of land usage, The Neighbors’ Place will not be able to utilize the Falcon Drive Garden. Please make alternate arrangements.
800 Jefferson Street garden: This garden is located on the back side of our building. Every year we grow potatoes, greens, tomatoes, peppers, and more. The harvested produce is distributed to families who visit our food pantry. Watch for our greenhouse to go up this summer as we strive to extend the growing season and provide more fresh produce to local families throughout the year! For 5 years this garden has been proudly organic and produces an average of 600 lbs. of healthy greens.
1009 3rd Street Garden: is a partnership with the Marathon County Historical Society. The Neighbors’ Place uses this garden to build skills for those seeking a new direction in their lives. This garden also houses ‘Gabby’s Garden’ — a reminder that even in our community life can be overwhelming.