As we look forward to the 2023 gardening season, the River Valley Area Community Gardens Board of Directors and Gardeners would like to thank the people of the River Valley area for your support. Whether you visited the Gardens, made a donation, or bought a spaghetti supper at the Shed, an ice cream cone at the Art Fair, a brat meal at one of our brat frys, a caramel apple at the RV School Fair, or a plant or two at our plant sales, we thank you.
For help and support in various ways, we want to thank
Jim and Caryl Sprecher,
the Spring Green Lions Club for sponsoring the Spaghetti Dinner for the benefit of our future equipment shed,
the Spring Green Art Fair Committee,
Peoples Community Bank,
TriCounty Building Supply,
the Spring Green Community Church
Spring Green Community Center,
The Weekly Home News,
Oakwood Fruit Farm,
Wendy Crary and Vikki Stingley at the Village Office,
For support of the Busy Bees Garden Club, we would like to thank the
Community Foundation of South Central Wisconsin for a $500 grant for raised beds,
West Madison Home Depot for additional financial help with the raised beds and
Culvers of Spring Green.
In 2022 we had 45 gardening families on 84 plots of various sizes. There were 6 participants in our Junior Gardener program for students in grades 4 through 12. There were 26 students age 3 through grade 4 who participated in our summer Busy Bees Garden Club.
We offered 5 gardening workshops open to the public including one on the development of a deep straw demonstration garden by Roger Reynolds. We donated 896 lbs. of produce to the Community Food Pantry of Spring Green with additional produce being donated to the Meadows Assisted Living facility and also placed in the kiosk on Westmor St. at the Gardens.
We are looking forward to an exciting 2023 as we build our new equipment shed and open more plots to gardeners.
Registration for the 2023 gardening season is now open. Applications are available on our website at rvacg.org, or request them via our Facebook page or via email at email@example.com . Phone requests may be made at 608-588-6040. Print copies are located in the INFO box on N. Westmor St at the Gardens.
We are also looking for volunteers to help with the food pantry plots and garden maintenance. If anyone would like to help, please contact us.
Please visit us this summer to take a walk through the Gardens or participate in our gardening workshops.
The RVACG Board of Directors
Rose Ellen Schneider President.