Miron will soon embark on another community project, constructing a shed for the St. Therese Community Garden. Community gardens are great places, both for giving people an opportunity to grow their own food and for the camaraderie they build among gardeners.
The St. Therese Community Garden is one of the revitalization projects occurring in the Historic Central Neighborhood in Appleton thanks to Neighborhood Partners. St. Therese Parish’s old school yard has been converted into a community garden with 12,000 square feet of growing space, serving approximately 40 families from the neighborhood and parish. Though the school has been gone for many years, the grounds are being put to productive use. If you pass by, you’ll see the different plots and all of the various gardening techniques with which people are experimenting. The garden builds upon the goals of Neighborhood Partners: creating a more socially, economically and environmentally healthy community.
“Miron Construction’s offer to build a tool shed for the St. Therese Community Garden is an amazing gift,” said Julie Filapek, program coordinator for Neighborhood Partners. “The shed they will be building is far and away better than anything the gardeners could have built or purchased on their own. It will be large enough to accommodate future planned uses such as a neighborhood tool lending library, and it will be built to last. Miron’s involvement with this project is a perfect illustration of Neighborhood Partners’ mission to bring our Fox Valley region’s resources — government, corporate and nonprofit — to bear on the work of ordinary people committed to making their neighborhoods great places to be.”