Dear Gardeners, and Interested Stakeholders:
Community-based food production, especially within community gardens, is a uniquely important function within neighborhoods in Madison and Dane County. For over twenty years the Community Action Coalition (CAC) operated the community gardens program, offering technical assistance to communities in establishing and maintaining gardens. As CAC handed the program off, a new model needed to be developed to address the continued survival of community gardens in Dane County.
As the result of over a year of planning, the Gardens Network was formed and it consists of three core partners: Community GroundWorks (CGW), Dane County UW Extension, and the City of Madison. In an effort to encourage communication, engage stakeholders, foster garden leadership development, and inform decision-makers, the partners have developed a model to include gardeners and other stakeholders on three teams – operations, administration, and advisory.
At this time, the Gardens Network is recruiting for the Advisory Team. This application includes information on time commitment, tasks, responsibilities, and some information we’d like to gather from applicants.
The goal is to hold the first Gardens Network Advisory Team meeting on Monday, Sept. 21st. In the meantime, the recruiting period will end Sept. 7th, or when all positions are filled.
Applications will be screened by a committee of the Community GroundWorks board of directors. If you’re interested, complete your application and:
Gardens Network Advisory Team Application
3601 Memorial Drive, Suite 4
Madison, WI 53704
Director, Food and Alcohol Policy
Office of Mayor Paul R. Soglin
City-County Building, Room 403
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Madison, WI 53703-3345
Carrie Edgar, Department Head & Community Food Systems Educator
Dane County UW-Extension
5201 Fen Oak Dr.
Madison, WI 53718
711 for Wisconsin Relay
Community Gardens Network