Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Capitol Vegetable Garden!
For the first time last year, Community GroundWorks planted a vegetable garden in one of the flower beds around the state Capitol, and it was awesome. People from all over the city got to see how bountiful and beautiful vegetable gardens could be, and it offered a useful production counterpoint to all the consumption that goes on at the same location at the Dane County Farmer's Market every weekend. Most of the produce grown in the garden is donated to the food pantry at the Goodman Community Center.
According to Senator Fred Risser, one of the Wisconsin 14, "The Capitol vegetable garden is a public laboratory to highlight the work of Dane County's many small farms and to inspire people interested in planting vegetable gardens."
Read more about it here, and if you're in Madison, go see the garden for yourself!