January 13, 2023 - Extension Brown County Community Gardens Selected as Recipient
Doctors in Recital: January 28, 2023
Brown County Extension Community Gardens Program will be the honored recipient of a grant from Doctors in Recital following their January 28, 2023 concert. After a two-year hiatus caused by the corona virus pandemic, the concert will take the stage at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at 7:00 PM on the 28th. The amount of proceeds is based on ticket sales and sponsorship. Previous recipients have received grants well into five figures. Ticket sales and sponsorships for the 2023 show have been brisk, and this year’s grant should be similarly generous.
The Brown County Community Gardens is a program of Extension Brown County, which provides garden space and logistic assistance to Brown County residents to facilitate access to affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food. Created in 1996, it increases food security in Brown County. It continues to expand to meet ongoing demand for more space. More than 200 gardening families participate in the program, around 70% of which are low or moderate-income.
Participants rent a space for the growing season, and are responsible for planting, maintaining and harvesting the plot. Most gardeners grow for their families, though some also grow to sell at farmers‘ markets or donate to food pantries. Participants in this program report that they eat more fruits and vegetables, are more physically active, have an easier time providing food for their own families, experience less stress, and meet more people from cultures or backgrounds other than their own. The community gardens program also offers community events and gardening education programs for adults and youth. They include mentoring programs, youth gardening classes, and a produce donation program. There is also a garden exclusively for veterans.
Doctors in Recital
Doctors in Recital is an evening of musical excellence put on by area physicians donating their time and talents to raise money for a local cause.
The Doctors in Recital Concert will be at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, January 28th at 7:00PM
Tickets are $25 and available for in-person purchase from the Brown County Extension Office. Payment may be made by check or cash.
Tickets are for open seating.
More information on this program: