We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2022 VFC Cooperative Community Fund (CCF) Grant is Youth Initiative High School (YIHS) for their Community Garden Project.
This $1,000 grant is intended to further develop as well as maintain the community garden space behind Thoreau’s Garden located on Terhune Street in Viroqua. The Community Garden Project provides a point of interaction between the school, the students, and the larger gardening community. YIHS Science and Agriculture classes utilize this outdoor, living classroom while community gardeners also enjoy the enhanced garden as they tend their own plots.
As new stewards of this space, the YIHS Students have built an arbor at the entrance and plan to purchase plantable bulbs and garden benches for communal enjoyment. YIHS Students will also purchase tools to maintain a beautiful and welcoming environment that encourages both participating gardeners and visitors to enjoy their time while in the community garden.