Western Employees Volunteer By Preparing Edible Planters On Campus

Western Technical College employees were volunteering by helping plant vegetables and herbs in 18 different edible planting stations on campus Tuesday as part of a volunteering opportunity with the Hillview Urban Agricultural Center and the Get Growing initiative.

Edible plant stations serve as mini community food forests that help recognize the importance of growing produce locally, as well as serving as a potential source for food for community members.

Kari Reyburn, Community Engagement Coordinator at Western, says the stations help recognize the important of growing food locally.

The Get Growing initiative is a partnership between Western Technical College, Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare, and Hillview Urban Agriculture Center. The mission is to engage collective resources and expertise to create a healthy and resilient 7 Rivers Region through personal empowerment and good food.