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As fall approaches and the end of the growing season nears, many of you will probably have excess produce from your gardens that needs to be preserved before it goes bad. One way to be able to use your fruits and vegetables through winter is the process of canning.
If you are like me, the process of canning is a bit of a mystery. Fortunately for us, The National Center for Home Food Preservation has a great site with directions on how to preserve all different types of vegetables.
Here is the link to the site: http://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can4_vegetable.html
Also from the NCHFP website is a pdf with instructions: http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/usda/GUIDE%204%20Home%20Can.pdf
Hopefully this will be helpful! Good luck with the end of the growing season and your vegetable preservation endeavors!
Hello everyone and thank you for visiting our website! My name is Jenny, and I am the new AmeriCorps member working at Bridge Community Health Clinic with Wausau Urban Community Gardens for the 2013-2014 season. Although I am just starting in this position, I already feel so welcomed, and I am so excited to be working with such an amazing program and incredible community!
Here’s a little bit about myself – I was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin (and am a diehard Packers fan!!). I graduated this past May with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. I am in the process of applying to medical schools for the fall of 2014, and my ultimate goal is to become a pediatrician.
I am hoping to continue updating this website with events and updates and other interesting information, as Jamie has done in the past, so stay tuned for more to come!
If you have any questions, concerns, comments, suggestions, thoughts, or anything, please don’t hesitate to contact me! My email is email@example.com and my phone number is 715-848-4884 ext. 2123. I am really looking forward to getting to know more members of the community and to do my part to help this incredible program flourish even more!
Follow the link below to see Jamie from Wausau Urban Community Gardens and Jacki from United Way's Emerging Leaders talk about the new "Emerging Garden" community garden on the Channel 7 morning news!
BONUS! Here's another video from Wausau Daily Herald about the new community garden!
Happy Spring everyone! Take a look at this Wausau Daily Herald article about a new garden that's in the works for this summer - exciting news for all the gardeners in the area!
If you're interested in renting a plot at this location, let me know and I'll put you on the wait list for when the garden opens this summer!
Greetings everyone! Wisconsin has a great food culture and if you're interested in learning more about the people and processes behind the food so many Wisconsinites love, check out the "Wisconsin Foodie" website for great videos and blogs, and make sure to catch the latest episodes airing on Wisconsin Public Television.
Wisconsin Foodie is a weekly Emmy-nominated television program dedicated to educating, entertaining and connecting the community to the engaging stories and people behind their food.
Each show dives into Wisconsin’s unique culinary world –profiling local food treasures and highlighting the passionate and hardworking individuals responsible for the burgeoning “Good Food Movement”. Wisconsin Foodie artfully blends food, cooking and travel while showcasing local businesses, restaurants, purveyors and farmers – telling their story and helping to promote a local, sustainable economy.
The Wisconsin Gardener host Shelley Ryan travels to Green Bay for a demonstration by Jan Wos on how to create beautiful fall & winter container gardens..take a look! http://video.wpt2.org/video/1624794945
Check out the rest of their video library for more info on all things gardening - what a great resource!
United Way "Make a Difference Day"
Saturday, October 27th, 2012
Every year, elderly and disabled residents in our community struggle to rake their yards in preparation for winter. Each Make A Difference Day, United Way Volunteer Connection coordinates the largest raking project in the area, helping give these residents peace of mind.
For more information or to view other volunteer options, visit http://www.unitedwaymc.org/madd.htm
5th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser for The Neighbors' Place
Saturday, October 27th, 2012, 11am-2pm
The idea of the Empty Bowls Fundraiser is simple. It is part art, part soup and a lot of heart.
Artists have handcrafted and donated over 900 bowls to the project. Area chefs and restaurants donate their signature savory soups and local businesses, volunteers and other vendors donate time, supplies, products and services for the event.
For a suggested $10 donation, those attending eat a modest meal of soup, bread, dessert and take home their chosen bowl as a reminder that somewhere in our community someone has an empty bowl.
For more event information: http://www.neighborsplace.org/the-neighbors-place-news-and-updates/fifth-annual-empty-bowls-fundraiser
For volunteer opportunities: https://volunteer.truist.com/uwomc-2/org/opp/10515343801.html
Here is a great easy-to-understand source of information on how to eat well even if you're facing some budget restraints! Included:
Hi everyone, & thank you for visiting our website! I want to introduce myself to anybody involved or interested in getting involved with Wausau Urban Community Gardens. My name is Jamie and I'll be working with WUCG as the AmeriCorps member at Bridge Community Health Clinic for the 2012-2013 season. I'm really excited to be here and to be working with such an awesome program!
A little about myself... I graduated from UW-Madison last year with my Bachelor's Degree in anthropology & African studies. I recently returned from Peace Corps service in Rwanda where I was a community health volunteer in a rural health center. I strive to help under-served populations that may not have easy access to quality health care and education. After my AmeriCorps service is completed I plan to return to graduate school for a Master's Degree in Public Health, focusing on health behavior and health promotion.
I'm new to the Wausau area but so far I'm really impressed by how welcoming everyone is and by the level of community service involvement throughout the community! I'm hoping to update this blog on a monthly basis for the coming year so be sure to stay tuned for interesting articles, healthy recipes, and garden updates!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, concerns, ideas, ANYTHING! My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and my phone number is 715-848-4884 ext. 2123. I hope to hear from you and look forward to working with you!