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The Community Gardens Program provides garden space and logistics assistance to Brown County residents to facilitate their access to affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food. Developed in 1997 as part of an overall initiative to increase food security in Brown County, the program has expanded to eight community gardens on over four acres with 261 plots and 148 gardeners. The gardens are managed cooperatively by Brown County UW-Extension, the City of Green Bay, and local volunteers. Currently, we receive financial support from AmeriCorps and grants but are seeking financial support from individuals and local corporations to fund the annual overhead costs.

Mission:
Brown County UW-Extension Community Gardens Program empowers all county residents to grow healthy food by providing resources and organizational capacity.

Theme:
Planting seeds to grow healthy food, healthy families, and healthy communities

VOTE DAILY FOR THE COMMUNITY GARDENS TO WIN A $1000 ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN!

The Brown County UW-Extension Community Gardens was selected as one of five winners of YOU magazine's Do Good project. The gardens will be featured in YOU magazine and also had a short video made highlighting the program. Each winning organization's video has been posted online and the videos have been opened to the public for voting. Whichever organization's video gets the most votes will get a $1000 advertising campaign. Click here and fill out the form beneath the videos to vote. Remember, you can vote daily!





Please click here to view a video that summarizes the 2013 Community Gardens program.






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