Walden HS students, other volunteers, worked on garden
Photo by Nancy Carlson
"Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God ."
-- Thomas Jefferson
More than 160 enthusiastic Walden High School students, along with other volunteers, made major progress Wednesday to prepare Racine's new community garden.
The Racine Urban Garden Network is accepting applications from the public for use of the 10 x 20-ft. plots. The suggested donation for plot rental this summer is $20.
The approximately 80 plots will be assigned first-come, first-served and will have a layer of compost. Applications can be picked up at the Community Action Agency, 2113 Wisconsin St., at DP Wigley, 234 Wisconsin Ave., or at Mitchell Wagon Factory Lofts, 815 8th St. They can also be requested by sending an email to RUGN.email@example.com.
RUGN is also looking for volunteers, new members and garden tools, promising to put unused garden tools and other garden items to good use. Pick-up can be arranged. For more information check RUGN's website: www.rugn.org