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Crivitz Garden Needs Help

Issue Date: April 14, 2021

Crivitz Rescue and Crivitz Community Education are building a garden area and they are looking for some help.

A little history, there was an apartment building that had burned down and left the Village of Crivitz with a piece of property that was an eyesore. So the group, in a combined effort, decided to make it a community garden and have it be a place where people could visit with flowers, plants, and other features along with it being a place where people could walk and rest near the river. They are in the 3rd year of working on the garden and the process has been slow. But they are all about beautifying Crivitz and growing this piece of property as an area people can come and enjoy a little bit of the Wisconsin area.

The first year they built five garden boxes with raised funds just for the garden, the second year five more boxes, and the 3rd year they received a donation from the M&M Foundation for a third row of garden boxes. The volunteer rescue and Community Ed group has been working on this through COVID with little help. Now they are raising funds again and looking for active gardeners and businesses to help with moving the project along. They will be working on a sponsor sign and a garden sign. Help is needed and all help is much appreciated. Join them and see the progress as they host the first Garden Party on Saturday, June 5th from 8 am- 2 pm.

Interested crafters and vendors can find applications and posters on the school district website under Peachjar, also on Crivitz.com, and Crivitz Rescue Facebook page.

They need some fill, where the apartment building was, there is a large depressed area and need to raise that area to a level grade. After the fill is in they will be raising funds to get some good topsoil so they can grow vegetables to sell or share with the local food pantry.

All 15 of the garden boxes have been rented this year, now they need to keep the deer away. Some of the gardeners are putting a fence up around their garden boxes. They spray deer repellant and this helps until about August when the veggies are ready for picking.  

If anyone can help and need to get rid of some clean fill, contact the non-emergency number at the Rescue building (Denise) 715-854-7666 or Crivitz ComEd Supervisor (Jolene) 715-854-2721 ext. 385. Leave a message, they will return the call.




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