This growing program (pun intended) enhances food security by increasing access to nutritious, locally grown produce. The Neighbors’ Place Gardens consist of 2 garden sites that provide hundreds of pounds of fresh produce to families each year.
Those interested in a plot on our 3rd Street Garden can complete an application at The Neighbors’ Place or print an application to submit to The Neighbors’ Place.
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.
Plots will be available for planting on May 15.