NOW:53214:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
32°
H ° L °
Clear | 0MPH

Grand Opening Rainbow Park Community Garden

Aug. 21, 2014

West Allis now has its first Community Garden in Rainbow Park!

Mayor Dan Devine cut the ribbon on August 16th accompanied by Alderman Michael May, Dennis Lukaszewski of the UW Extension, Tom Rebstock of the West Allis Community Garden Committee, and Mary Koller of the West Allis Health Department.

The Rainbow Park Garden was a five year venture and combined effort of the Milwaukee County Parks, the UW Extension, the City of West Allis, the Home Depot, the West Allis Community Improvement Foundation, the West Allis Community Garden Committee, and the West Allis Health Department.

Lukaszewski added, "Out of all of our (UW Extension)garden sites, Rainbow Park definitely had the most community involvement (to get it completed)."

The Rainbow Park Garden has 40 plots for rent through the UW Extension, and all were rented this 2014 growing season! "That shows the high interest our West Allis community has in growing their own food, eating right, and choosing to be healthy!", says Mary Koller.

For more information about garden plot rentals, call the UW Extension at (414)256-4606.
For more information about the West Allis Community Garden Committee, call Mary Koller at (414)302-8609.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Speakers split evenly on West Allis proposed sewer lateral program 10/22

» Poll: Which area team will win a state football title? 10/22

» West Allis to start process to approve new city administrator 10/20

» Across Wisconsin, uneven property assessments fly in the face of fairness Updated:  10/19

» Preps football photos of the week: Week 9 10/17

» Police arrest 1 after neighbors attack each other about 'child behavior' 10/15

» Greenfield schools 'right-sizing' enrollment for smaller classes 10/14

» Preps football photos of the week: Week 8 10/10

» Submit election letters now: deadline is Oct. 20 10/9

» Jurors see video key to sex assault case against ex-strip club owner Updated:  10/8

» Preps football photos of the week: Week 7 10/3

» Motorcyclist killed in East Tosa crash identified 10/3

» Police warn couple of misuse of 911 after they argued with each other 10/1

» Enter Halloween contest to win tickets to Legends & Lore 9/30

» Preps football photos of the week: Sept. 26 9/26

» East emerges from late-game flurry against Hale 9/26

» West Allis-West Milwaukee schools get $3.1 million grant 9/25

» West Allis woman killed in crash identified 9/23

» Auction for YMCAs called off after no new bidders emerge 9/22

» 2 lanes remain closed from crash on eastbound I-94 at Highway 100 Updated:  9/22

» Financing nailed down for hotel/banquet facility in West Allis 9/22

» Preps football photos of the week: Sept. 19 9/19

» South Milwaukee football dominant over Greenfield 9/19

» Police called when man urinates himself while sleeping in movie theater 9/18

» Al-Huda mosque's gravel parking lot can remain in use for now 9/17

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss
Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT