Clare Gardens is back! After a successful pilot year in 2015, our community farm in Burlington, WI is expanding this year. Our farming area has almost doubled, and we have now begun offering shares in Clare Gardens to our organizational partners, including the Jewish Home and Care Center, St. John’s on the Lake, and Clement Manor. Partners who purchase shares will receive a weekly delivery of farm-fresh produce, delivered over the course of 20-24 weeks in late spring, summer and early fall.
“At Milwaukee Catholic Home, we emphasize whole-person wellness, and healthy eating is a significant part of that,” said MCH CEO Dave Fulcher. “We are excited to be able to offer other organizations who serve older adults the chance to reap the benefits of the Clare Gardens project.”
Additionally, Milwaukee Catholic Home has established a partnership with the Riverwest Food Pantry, a food assistance ministry that serves MCH’s Milwaukee neighborhood. Riverwest Food Pantry will receive a share of Clare Gardens produce through the generous financial support of Town Bank.
Below, enjoy some pictures of the first signs of new growth at Clare Gardens, as well as a slideshow with some of the great moments from last year’s growing season. If you’re interested in learning more about the project and how you can become involved, contact Chris Reinheimer at (414) 220-3211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.