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

 

 

Grocery Store Tours

The Richland Hospital Nutrition Department is presenting three grocery store tours in April led by Viterbo dietetic intern Morgan Welte.

Dates are:

April 8: 1-2 pm at Ed’s Family Foods

April 14: 10-11 am at Walmart

April 22: 6-7 pm at Burnstad’s 

The dietitian will lead the group through the grocery store identifying healthy options, do some practice with label reading and give participants the chance to ask specific questions. This is a great opportunity to refresh on healthy eating tips, ask questions and learn from a dietitian!

To sign up for a tour call the Richland Hospital Scheduling Department at 608-647-6321 ext. 2140 or just ask for Scheduling. There are limited spots for each tour so please call early to guarantee a spot.

 

March Richland FIT Buzz

Check out the latest Richland FIT news in our March newsletter. Highlights include:

  • Harvest of the Month expanding to the Richland Hospital Cafeteria
  • Minutes in Motion Spring Activity Challenge
  • A NEW Community Garden in Richland Center
  • and More!!!

 

March 2015