Garden will allow Green Bay Vet Center to expand therapeutic garden programming with veterans

The Green Bay Packers, Brown County UW-Extension and Green Bay Vet Center today broke ground on a new Veterans’ Garden on the northwest side of Green Bay.

Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt, Brown County Board of Supervisors Chair Patrick Moynihan and several Vet Center and UW-Extension representatives were on hand for the groundbreaking. Following the groundbreaking, Packers employees, veterans and UW-Extension employees worked together to build the garden as part of the semi-annual Packers Give Back Day, building garden beds, constructing a shed and gazebo, assembling a water tank and compost tumbler and creating a path.

“We are proud to be joining the Vet Center and UW-Extension in this cooperative effort that will touch so many lives in our area,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “It is so important to recognize and give back to those who have served our country, and this garden and the opportunities it offers will provide a therapeutic place for veterans to come together.”

The Green Bay Vet Center said they hope the garden is able to enhance the special camaraderie veterans share by connecting veterans who have similar experiences and challenges.

“Staff at the Green Bay Vet Center are excited and honored to be part of this collaboration to start the first Veterans’ Garden here in Brown County,” said Brooke Burich, Outreach Specialist at the Green Bay Vet Center. “Vet Center…