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Local victory gardens starting for the season

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Calling all green thumbs.  La Crosse is looking for volunteers to help raise vegetables at ‘victory gardens’ throughout the city. 

Friday was scheduled to be planting day at the Aptiv garden on South Avenue, while gardening has been underway for weeks at the Kane Street community site. 

Todd Huffman from the local Hunger Task Force says the gardens provide families with free food, and a chance to grow something for your neighbors.    

City Hall and the Hogan administration center will start their gardens for this spring next weekend, on May 1st.      

Anyone in the community is welcome to stop by the gardens to pick vegetables for their own use, as well as putting in time to plant vegetables and tend to the gardens.  

 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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