Along with 8 diverse gardens to attend, we also have 2 “gardens of interest”
Please read below to get a “sneak peak” about these gardens!
GARDENS OF INTEREST
Racine Urban Garden Network’s Marquette Street Garden is an example of innovation, creativity and public urban
gardening. While the Marquette Street Garden is a public garden and available for viewing at any time, RUGN is
making a docent available between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to share the history and vision for the garden. The
space includes a rain garden, plans for a dog walk, composting on site, fruit groves, and both butterfly and sensory
gardens for children. Raised beds are available for rental each growing season. Come and learn about cold frames,
hoop houses, and incorporating artwork into public gardens.
The Eco-Justice Center – In this intentional community, 6 Dominican sisters model sustainable, simple living while
reverencing the land they live upon and the animals who share it. Come to visit another communal garden where
garden plots, in raised beds, can be rented for $25 per season including seed plantings of your choice. Produce
grown in the gardens here feed the residents of the Eco-Justice Center, the Siena Center, with excess being shared
with local food pantries. Just west of the gardens you may find a sunflower house which is a delight to see!
Additional features include alpacas, farm geese, 12 different breeds of chickens, and an hermitage private retreat
If you have any questions regarding the vegetable garden tour, feel free to contact Heidi @ 262-497-2228