Community GroundWorks Blog

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by Marge Pitts

Each Thursday evening last summer, a group of neighbors came together under the blue bottle tree at Troy Community Gardens to learn how to garden, have fun at a mini-workshop, and find a place in the rich web of connections that makes up a community garden. Some of the participants had disabilities, some did not. It was clear, however, that each person had a gift to share—expressed through sharing chores, story-telling, dancing, singing, drumming, bird watching, flower arranging, a garden parade and so much more. They all had a blast! 

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An outpouring of creative ideas and energy describes the 2012 Urban Forest Summit held in September at the Fitchburg DNR and organized by Community GroundWorks Natural Areas Manager Patricia Lindquist. The summit was a key piece of our WDNR Urban Forestry Grant program work plan to foster strategic partnerships to prepare for the onset of Emeradl Ash Borer (EAB) in Dane County. 

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 by Kate Reichert, Natural Areas intern

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by Ginny Hughes, Kids' Garden Manager

It’s hard to believe that fall is already upon us!  The kids have been doing lots of work to help prepare for the end of the gardening season.  They have been helping take down old crops, add compost to the garden beds and lay thick layers of mulch. 

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 The second annual Urban Forestry Career Day was held last Wednesday, August 15th, on a beautiful sunny morning in the Maple Woodland area of Troy Gardens. Over 20 participants attended five different workshops throughout the morning.

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