A quick overview of upcoming events...
*Additions or changes may occur. Some dates/times provided closer to season or event.
Join us as we make the Gardens grow! Groundbreaking For Kitchen Garden and Potager
DATE: October 22, 2014
TIME: 4:45 PM
PLACE: Robert W. Monk Gardens
Norm Deffner, Community Member
Brian Gumness, BA & Esther Greenheck Foundation
Brad Karger, Marathon County Administrator
Jean Tehan, Executive Director Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin
Jim Tipple, Mayor Wausau WI
Monk Garden Board Members
• Monthly Garden Tours every 2nd Saturday, 9 am - 12 pm. And third Sundays 1-4pm (June, July August ) No reservations needed, just stop by.
Every Month. All Year. Always Free.
At R.W. Monk Gardens.
• Geocacheing - All year. Free. Four Geocaches hidden in the 20+ acre environment.
A fun family activity. Bring your GPS device and start searching.
At R.W. Monk Gardens.
• Science in the Garden - Saturday, October 18 1-3p, more details coming soon
• Peyton's Promise 2nd Annual Monk Garden's 5k Walk: October 18, 2014 9:00am-11:00am Please join us for our second annual 5k Walk to raise awareness about the problem of hunger and collect Peanut Butter for area food pantries. Last year we had over 125 walkers! Peyton's Promise began 8 years ago when a girl had a dream to end hunger.
Today the organization is by the passion of over 60 students working in their schools and community to Make the World a Better Place. These Advocates develop ideas, reach out to politicians, speak to organizations and run efficient and effective food drives which supply food to over 5000 families in need per month! http://www.peytonspromise.org
Science In The Gardens Event October 2014
Steve Schmidt demonstrates how water moves through soil at Saturday's (10/18) Science in the Gardens event . About 30 students and their parents attended
Linda Grilley becomes new president of the Robert W. Monk Gardens
Vickie Richmond Hawkins passes the gavel to new president Linda Grilley. Thank you to Vickie Richmond Hawkins for serving as president to the Robert W. Monk Gardens for the past two years and for all of her contributions. We welcome Linda Grilley as president. Linda has been actively involved with the Gardens for a number of years and most recently has chaired the fund raising committee and previously served as vice president of the Gardens.
Wisconsin's First Lady Tonnette Walker visited the Gardens
Wisconsin’s First Lady Tonette Walker led a 2-mile walk through the Robert W. Monk Gardens to promote health and wellness. Here she is welcomed by Vickie Richmond Hawkins and Linda Grilley