Organization will join Veterans’ Garden groundbreaking May 9

This spring, the Green Bay Packers will join the Brown County UW-Extension to support several community gardening initiatives to raise awareness of the importance of food security, decrease hunger and promote healing and community.

The Brown County UW-Extension Community Gardens Program empowers all county residents to grow healthy food by providing resources and organizational capacity. The Packers will join in this effort beginning in May with three different programs: the Veterans’ Garden, the Green Bay Garden Blitz and the Planting for Purpose program.

On May 9, in conjunction with the Brown County UW-Extension and the Green Bay Vet Center, the Packers will help break ground on the first year of a new Veterans’ Garden on Emmet Street on Green Bay’s west side. The Green Bay Vet Center will utilize the garden for outdoor therapeutic classes and promoting community among the veterans it serves.

Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy will be on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony, as well as Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt, Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach along with Vet Center and UW-Extension representatives. The ceremony will take place on Emmet Street in Green Bay at 9 a.m.

Following the groundbreaking, Packers employees will join in a day of volunteering for the semi-annual Packers Give Back Day. Volunteers will build garden beds, construct and paint the shed and gazebo,…