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Eagle Heights Community Gardens: Visit on Campus Transit!

Fall is an ideal time to visit the beautiful Eagle Heights Community Gardens. With a patchwork of nearly 500 garden spots, the diversity in plantings, harvests, cultures, and farming techniques is amazing.

The gardens, which are planted voluntarily by the residents of Eagle Heights, have become a social hub of the community, bringing together people from nearly every nation on earth-speaking as many as 60 different languages!

In addition to the people and the crops, you’ll also see a variety of wildlife. Species from sandhill cranes to minks have been spotted feasting on the sunflowers, raspberries, and other plentiful crops.

Have we piqued your interest? If so, consider visiting the gardens for yourself! You can easily ride the free campus bus (Route 80 or 84 to Eagle Heights) or bike or walk along scenic lakeshore path for a more leisurely commute. If you would like assistance in planning your route, contact UW Commuter Solutions!

Find out more about the Eagle Heights Community Gardens on their website

This News item reprinted with permission from UW Commuter Solutions. Go to http://www.wisc.edu/trans/ and click “UW Commuter Solutions.”

Aug. 23-29: National Community Gardening Week

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared August 23rd-29th to be “National Community Gardening Week“!
“Community gardens provide numerous benefits including opportunities for local food production, resource conservation, and neighborhood beautification,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
“But they also promote family and community interaction and enhance opportunities to eat healthy, nutritious foods. Each of these benefits is something we can and should strive for.”
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