Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Eagle Heights Community Gardens: Visit on Campus Transit!

Fall is an ideal time to visit the beautiful Eagle Heights Community Gardens. With a patchwork of nearly 500 garden spots, the diversity in plantings, harvests, cultures, and farming techniques is amazing.

The gardens, which are planted voluntarily by the residents of Eagle Heights, have become a social hub of the community, bringing together people from nearly every nation on earth-speaking as many as 60 different languages!

In addition to the people and the crops, you'll also see a variety of wildlife. Species from sandhill cranes to minks have been spotted feasting on the sunflowers, raspberries, and other plentiful crops.

Have we piqued your interest? If so, consider visiting the gardens for yourself! You can easily ride the free campus bus (Route 80 or 84 to Eagle Heights) or bike or walk along scenic lakeshore path for a more leisurely commute. If you would like assistance in planning your route, contact UW Commuter Solutions!

Find out more about the Eagle Heights Community Gardens on their website

This News item reprinted with permission from UW Commuter Solutions. Go to http://www.wisc.edu/trans/ and click "UW Commuter Solutions."

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