Master Gardener Associations all over the state do many great things. Here is a highlight from the 2013 Annual Report:
After three years of trying to establish a community garden in Reedsburg — with multiple roadblocks because of municipal restrictions, lengthy approval processes, and a change in location from a previously planned site — this garden has finally become a reality. We have partnered with Madison College – Reedsburg to create this community garden on their land. The SCMGA donated some funds to start the garden and the College installed a hoop house. Construction students erected a storage shed and SCMGA bought the tools. MGV Carrie Covell, SCMGA President, holds a garden advice class at the garden every Tuesday evening.
In the garden we have a teaching plot and a children’s plot. This is an optional no-till garden with room for 40 garden plots. Ten were used this year, but the word is spreading and we hope to rent out many more plots next year.