Master Gardener Associations all over the state do many great things. Here is a highlight from the 2013 Annual Report:
A previously unused space on a hill behind the Mineral Point Elementary School was transformed during the spring of 2013 into a series of terraced raised beds with over 550ft2 of planting space, surrounded by crushed gravel walkways and a tidy set of brick paver steps connecting the beds. Rainwater is captured and delivered with a drip irrigation system. The school garden was designed and built entirely with volunteer labor and funded by donations from the Mineral Point wellness committee and several supportive Mineral Point businesses. The school garden’s mission is to improve the health of the Mineral Point community by educating young children about gardening and sustainability, and improve nutrition through exposure to fresh fruits and vegetables.