UW-Milwaukee's gardens help students who are "food insecure," especially during the pandemic

NOW: UW-Milwaukee’s gardens help students who are “food insecure,“ especially during the pandemic

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58)--It's definitely back to the basics at UW-Milwaukee these days.  The two main campus gardens are being used to help out the university's Food Center and Pantry. Typically, students, faculty, and staff can participate in the planting.  But because of the pandemic,  it's now a small team working with the Sustainability office caring for the plots.  

Kate Nelson, Chief Sustainability Officer, says some of the basic items grown are spinach, potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, and lots of leafy greens. Many of the crops should be ready in the coming weeks.

Even during this health crisis, the university's Food Center and Pantry has remained open. It's only on Thursdays from 11 to 2.  Click here to find out more information about this pantry.

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