WASHBURN COUNTY -- Community First Washburn County announces their project - WashCo Grows - has collaborated with local partners to host a “SPRING INTO ACTION” build day for community raised-bed gardens on Saturday, June 4 from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Washburn County Fairgrounds in Spooner.

A grant was secured through Essentia Health and Washburn County Community Alliance for Prevention - AODA Prevention Grant to build 10 raised beds to be housed in communities through-out Washburn County.

Locations for the beds are:

  • Shell Lake – Senior Center and Shell Lake Arts Center
  • Trego – Trego Town Hall
  • Minong – Comfort Food Pantry
  • Spooner – Spooner Memorial Library, Spooner Business Center, Railroad Park and Spooner Senior Center
  • Birchwood – Birchwood School

WashCo Grows is seeking volunteers to assist with building beds, planting and maintenance. Business, Groups or Individuals wishing to build a bed, sponsor a bed, or volunteer can sign up by emailing WashCo Grows Co-Chairman Angie Bodzislaw at spoonerlibrarydirector@gmail.com . Each team for building will need four members. Additional teams are need for planting and maintenance. If you need an alternative date to build a bed, please contact Angie. Lunch will be served for all participants.

For more information on WashCo Grows project, please contact WashCo Grows Co-Chairman Shannon Anderson at (715) 210-5358 or ssanderson56292gmail.com

Linda Featherly volunteering for Community First at a Books & Bread distribution at Christ Lutheran Church in Trego which is offered the fourth Wednesday every month from 12-1 p.m


For more information on Community First Washburn County at (715) 939-1151, visit our Facebook Page or healthywashco.org.


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