Have you seen the community gardens around town?
A group of teens that participate in the Brown County UW-Extension program planted vegetable plants this spring and are now ready to harvest and sell them to you. They will be at the Market on Military August 9th and 16th. In addition to fresh produce, they also sell processed jam and pickled beans and cucumbers.
This education program teaches local teens skills in horticulture, nutrition, local food, financial management, teamwork, marketing and business. You can follow them on Facebook Brown County UW Extension Community Gardens. https://www.facebook.com/bcuwexgardens/
“It has been a rewarding experience to see the youth open up to new opportunities like learning about the science of fish and plant systems, aquaponics, and beekeeping. They also have been excited to try new foods like honeycomb right off the beehive and zoodles and zucchini bread made from vegetables they have grown themselves. I am proud of the teens working together to create their own logo and team name, “Guardians of the Garden,” that they will be displaying on their t-shirts at the Military Ave Farmers’ Market,” expresses Teen Farmers’ Market Coordinator, Clarissa Skaletski.
The Market on Military is excited to have the teen growers! Come to see how they GROW!
For a full press release, click here. 2018 teen market press release