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Urban Farm Closed April 14

Due to anticipated weather conditions, our Urban Farm will be closed Saturday, April 14 for orientation and volunteering. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please stay safe and we hope to see you soon!

Earn A Bike – Bike Drive

Earn a Bike is a great opportunity for community members to work together to address a common barrier to employment, which is travel to and from work; or to simply have mobility.  Anyone can volunteer for 15 hours at Riverview Gardens in exchange for a bike, helmet, lock and light.  Support for this program is important […]

2018 Season Volunteers Needed

Are you looking to share your extra time for a great cause; or maybe simply looking to work outdoors?  Volunteering on the farm is a great way to do both! This is the seeding time of year; next we will plant, then harvest and finally share our product for our CSA members. Volunteers are a great part of making […]

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 […]

Recyclist Bicycle Company Supports Riverview Gardens Earn-A-Bike Program

Press Release – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kelly Nutty, Director of Resource Management 920-378-8527, [email protected] Recyclist Bicycle Company Supports Riverview Gardens Earn-A-Bike Program Through Buy-One-Give-One Opportunity Appleton, WI (November 7, 2016) – Riverview Gardens, and Recyclist Bicycle Company in Kaukauna, announce an exciting opportunity to support new bicycle riders in our community. Between now and December […]

Riverview Gardens receives $100,000 match gift from Mary Beth Nienhaus

Press Release – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kelly Nutty, Director of Resource Management 920-378-8527, [email protected] Riverview Gardens Receives $100,000 Leadership Matching Gift for Mission Appleton, Wisconsin- October 31, 2016 – Riverview Gardens, Inc., a non-profit organization in Appleton, WI, received a generous leadership matching gift of $100,000 from Mary Beth Nienhaus to help the organization […]

Summer Intern – Kitchen Cooking Fun

Summer Intern As a new intern here at Riverview Gardens, I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Dianne and I’ll be working with the Director of Human Resource Management as a Communications Intern for another month or so. I’m currently in the Professional Communications program at Fox Valley Technical College […]

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 […]