2023 Partners Include:
Brown County Community Gardens,
a program of Extension Brown County, has provided garden space and logistical assistance to facilitate access to affordable and nutritious food since 1996. Participants rent a space for the growing season and are responsible for planting, maintaining and harvesting the plot. Last year more than 200 families, 70 percent of which were low or moderate income, participated in the program. The community gardens program also offers community events and gardening education programs for adults and youth. These include mentoring programs, youth gardening classes, a produce donation program and a garden exclusively for veterans. Friends of the Community Gardens, a 501(c)(3), was founded in 2019 to protect, grow and support community gardens.