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Middleton’s First Community Garden Ad Hoc Sustainability Committee The Beginnings The Ad Hoc Sustainability Committee learned that: Several Middleton residents are currently driving to Madison to garden on community plots

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middleton s first community garden

Middleton’s First Community Garden

Ad Hoc Sustainability Committee

the beginnings
The Beginnings
  • The Ad Hoc Sustainability Committee learned that:
    • Several Middleton residents are currently driving to Madison to garden on community plots
    • Community Action Coalition has received several inquiries about community gardening opportunities in Middleton
    • In the Parks and Open Space Plan update, every response to the question “What other types of parks would you like to see?” mentioned a community garden
why a community garden
Why a Community Garden?
  • Provides a nutritional resource and reduces family food budgets
  • Supports neighborhood and community-building opportunities including intergenerational and cross-cultural connections
  • Encourages self-reliance
  • Conserves resources and promotes sustainability
  • Creates opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education
selecting a site
Selecting a Site
  • Under-utilized space
  • Public Land
  • Space that is located near multi-family living (apartments, condominiums, and duplexes)
  • Space that is located near lower-income families
  • Space that is near a water supply
  • Space that receives a minimum of 4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day
sites considered
Sites Considered
  • The Ad Hoc Sustainability Committee reviewed several sites; including:
    • Highland Way (Bock Forest)
    • Parisi Park
    • Elm Lawn Elementary
    • Orchid Heights
    • Quarry Skate Park
    • Mary St. E-Way
    • Middleton High School
    • Parmenter Circle
    • West of Tiedeman
    • Behind the Library
    • Lakeview Park
renter occupied households
Renter-Occupied Households

Percentage of Renter-Occupied Households in 2000

Middleton, WI

families below poverty level
Families Below Poverty Level

Percentage of Families Living Below the Poverty Level in 2000

Middleton, WI

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