Growing Food and Sustainability is a youth-led, community-based sustainability initiative in Middleton, WI. We engage elementary, middle and high school youth in hands-on environmental education through food production, nutrition, cooking, art, biking, and multi-age relationship building. The components of the program include a Summer Garden Camp for elementary through high school youth, internships, and weekly community workdays and potlucks.
Our program is run out of the Middleton High School (MHS) greenhouse, two school garden sites (located at MHS and Kromrey Middle School), and a Youth Farm next to the Clark Street Community School (CSCS). We are also expanding our work into the greater Middleton community by running a kid’s activity table at the Downtown Middleton Farmers’ Market, piloting a bike-powered compost pick-up service for Bloom Bake Shop and Roman Candle Pizzeria, and delivering (by bike trailer) donations of the produce we grow to the Middleton Outreach Ministry Food Pantry and Middleton Senior
Garden Workdays: Saturday the 18th and 25th 9am-noon
2429 Clark Street, Middleton
It’s time to get dirty out in the garden! We’re planning to stake out where our new fence will be so we can lay cardboard down and mulch everywhere that will be inside the fence. Other projects will include post-pounding the fence (very empowering and good for your biceps), laying drip irrigation, spreading compost, and planting. Join the facebook event!
Plant Sale! Saturday the 18th 9am-noon (and Sunday the 19th 9am-noon if plants are still available)
At the Middleton High School Greenhouse on North Avenue and Middleton Street
Stop by the greenhouse to buy bedding plants and flowers for your gardens! We will be selling flowers (zinnia, marigold, geranium, cleome), broccoli, basil, cauliflower, fennel, and many varieties of tomatoes!