Richland FIT coalition meeting June 7th from 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Richland FIT coalition meeting May 3rd from 12:00 to 1:30 pm

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Find out how to support the 2016-17 work plan for the Wisconsin Partnership Program ongoing since 2012 in Richland County.

Top priorities include:

1. Expand the EBT program at the Farmers’ Market
2. Launch a Point of Purchase campaign
3. Continue to grow the Farm to School program
4. Maintain a community wide campaign
5. Develop a mission and vision for the FIT coalition

There will be a roles for all interested community members. All are welcome. If you have a vision for a community with greater access to healthier foods, please attend this meeting! For more information visit our website or call 608-649-5968

Cancellation of 5/14 Workday

We had a great turn out at the first Mill Pond Community Garden work day.  We built all of the raised and elevated beds so we will NOT have  a work night on Thursday, May 14. The next scheduled work day will be Tuesday, May 19 with the major task of filling the beds with soil. We are anticipating the use of a skid-steer but we are ask volunteers to bring wheel barrows, shovels and rakes to assist in filling the beds.

If you have questions you can contact Dana Fischer at 608-649-5968

The 18 raised beds and 4 elevated beds were completed at the May 12 work night.

The 18 raised beds and 4 elevated beds were completed at the May 12 work night.

 

 

Mill Pond Community Garden

Volunteers are needed to help build the community garden.

We are looking for volunteers to help us assemble the garden boxes, fill the boxes, lay mulch around the beds and get the garden ready to go! Below is the list of dates we need individuals, we have indicated the number of people needed and the tasks that we hope to accomplish on each day. In addition, we are IN NEED OF BATTERY POWERED DRILLS to assemble the beds, if volunteers can bring those along with the additional equipment listed that would be appreciated. Meet at the parking lot where the old community center was, 600 W. Seminary Street.  If you have questions contact Dana Fischer, 649-5968

Tuesday, May 12-5:30 pm

  • 20 people (or more)
  • Work in groups of 2 to assemble raised and elevated beds.
  • Place them and begin filling with dirt.
  • Please bring: cordless drills(need 10 ), shovels, levels,

Thursday, May 14-5:30 pm

  • 20 people (or more)
  • Finish building remaining raised/elevated beds
  • Place them and fill with dirt
  • Please bring: cordless drills(need 10 ), shovels, levels, wheel barrow, rakes, buckets

Tuesday, May 19-5:30 pm

  • 25-30 people
  • Lay mulching around the beds
  • Please bring: shovels, wheel barrows, buckets, rakes

Thursday, May 21-5:30 pm

  • 25-30 people
  • Lay mulching around beds, spray paint numbers on beds
  • Any finishing touches
  • Please bring: shovels, wheel barrows, buckets, rakes

 

Get Active! Guide

With the spring weather begging you to step outside for a walk, get out to your neighborhood park or start finding the outdoor toys for the kids- take a look at the “Get Active” Guide of resources in Richland County. You can download the PDF version or request a hard copy. The guide lists outdoor recreation areas in Richland County including; trails, parks, fishing streams, Pine River access points etc.

Take a look, plan an adventure and “Get Active”!

Get Active Richland County