The Woodson YMCA Community Garden helps to support local families’ nutritional needs with healthy and delicious seasonal vegetables, harvested entirely by volunteers.
GARDEN EVENT: In celebration of the YMCA’s 175th birthday, we have a great way to serve as a volunteer, with a day of action! On Saturday, June 8th you can help us plant some seedlings in the Woodson YMCA Community Garden at the Aspirus Branch, 3402 Howland Avenue, Weston. Drop in any time from 9 am- 11 am. Join our efforts to provide healthy fresh foods this season to area food pantries. Bring: Yourself, friends! No garden tools or experience needed. Wear comfortable work clothes.
Volunteer work in the garden will be needed through September. Join us one time or multiple times. Individuals or groups invited to help prepare beds, plant, weed, prune and harvest fresh produce.
The Woodson YMCA Community Garden began as ½ acre property along Camp Phillips Road, owned by Tony Schillinger. He generously agreed to allow the Y to install a vegetable garden for community use. After creating raised beds, a drip irrigation system was installed. A large portion of start-up costs for installation were provided by Thrivent Financial. The Woodson YMCA believes strongly in being a place where families can grow stronger together in spirit, mind and body. What better place to begin a community garden to support local families’ nutritional needs with healthy and delicious seasonal vegetables?
The first planting day was June 3, 2014.