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An Intern Plants the Seeds of Change

Guest Post by Tommy Zimmerman, Social Work & Hydroponics Intern at Riverview Gardens Riverview Gardens?  I did.  Hello prospective interns. My name is Tommy, and I am entering the Social Work masters program at UW-Oshkosh for Fall 2017.  Perhaps, like myself, you are looking to gain real-world experience and improve your resume.  Look no further […]

How Hydroponics Farming Changes Lives

When Riverview Golf Course and Country Club became Riverview Gardens five years ago, we inherited a 3,500 square foot pool, plus locker rooms, cabana and deck. It sat idle for 4 years, waiting for its new mission. A little over a year ago, thanks to the innovation and hard work of Miron Construction Company and […]

Seasons Change

With winter here in full force, there is the assumption that Riverview Gardens urban farm closes down for a long winter’s nap. Oh no. As the mercury of the thermometer drops down, we gear up. Of our 20 passive solar greenhouses, or “hoophouses,” 15 remain up and running until spring.  Most people’s first question “Are […]

Living Lettuce: A Life Cycle

You all know where your Riverview Gardens living lettuce ends up: in a delicious salad, or maybe as that perfect crunchy leaf on your favorite burger. But what happens before you pick up your package at Festival Foods or at the Free Market, ready to be purchased? I decided to do some investigating and find […]

Repair and Scrap Party

Hanging out with the Bike Guys and the Fox Valley Mountain Bikers Thanks to everyone in the community who donated bikes or supplies to our community-wide bike drive! Because of your support we have more bikes than ever, ready to help individuals in our community move forward with their lives. So what do you do […]

Riverview Gardens Retail Store

  Spring is here and so is the Riverview Gardens retail store on College Avenue! Walking into the beautiful, spacious storefront, you are greeted with the scent of freshly baked scones and Acoca coffee. In one of the large picture windows organic kale, lettuce, and pea plants wait, ready to be transplanted into your garden. […]

Program Needs

Program Needs for ServiceWorks Job-Training MOST NEEDED ITEMS IN BOLD ServiceWorks @ Farm Garden hoses Watering wands Tarps Broadforks Wheelbarrows Scissors and clippers Masking/duct tape Gloves (garden and work) Rubber bands Batteries: AA, C, D Other garden tools ServiceWorks @ Hydroponics Waders Wireless Weather Station Heavy duty extension cords Food-safe disposable gloves (latex/non-latex) Water Chiller […]