School gardens up for grabs in Baraboo and Portage

by Noah Vernau /

Learning about the environment should occur outside and in the dirt for elementary school contest winners in Portage and Baraboo.

Festival Foods in partnership with Dole Packaged Foods launched a contest Wednesday aiming to build one Captain Planet Foundation “Learning Garden” for each school district. The contest calls on community members to contact local school leaders to submit applications for the gardens, which would include lesson kits with supplies, cooking carts and tips for garden maintenance, according to a news release from the contest sponsors. Read More