Troy Farm’s Plant Sale Returns to Madison on Saturday

Troy Community Farms will host their Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 12. Troy Farm is five-acre organic farm located within the City of Madison. Troy Farm is a program operated by Community GroundWorks, a nonprofit organization that brings local and organic food to Madison residents. The farm promotes sustainable food systems through its organic produce and education of the next farming generation. At the sale, Troy Farm will offer 20 types of plants and 75 varieties of vegetables and herbs to purchase.

Media Digest May 4, 2018

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Energy bills should be lower for both Alliant Energy and Madison Gas and Electric customers in July after a commission ruled that lower corporate taxes should result in credits to users. Education

Madison students competed in the state SkillsUSA competition to engineer technology including welding and 3D printing. Teams of students competed to present the best plans for credit unions to diversify their membership. A team of East High students competed in a national culinary competition. Development

Child care facilities are in need, and day cares are popping up everywhere.

Local Youth Programs Awarded $30,500

By Youth For Youth, a collaborative project of United Way, Dane County Youth Commission and City of Madison Community Development Division has awarded $30,500 to 20 local youth programs and projects, which are expected to reach more than 4,145 youths and their families in the Madison area. By Youth For Youth is a volunteer committee comprised of Dane County high school students that make investment decisions for youth-led programs. BYFY gives youths the opportunity to identify needs and issues and direct funding to them. The donations for the funding of BYFY came from Brittingham Fund, Inc. of the Madison Peace Project, City of Madison, Dane County Youth Commission, Holly Cremer Berkenstadt of the Cremer Foundation, and United Way of Dane County. The funding priorities of BYFY are focused on activities promoting racial equality, education, before and after school programs, violence and abuse prevention, youth transitions from high school to employment, food security and homelessness, mental health and addition, & LGBTQ+ awareness and gender issues. “By Youth for Youth gives the next generation of community leaders an opportunity to make real impact at a young age,” said Renee Moe, President & CEO of United Way of Dane County in a press release.