Near West


by Taylor Curley | 10/12/2011 - 5:18pm

Ten simple rules for biking safely in Madison

by Taylor Curley | 09/30/2011 - 2:00pm

The proposed ordinance would require registration of secondhand goods

by Anna Asendorf | 09/08/2011 - 5:58pm

Diversity of produce and gardening techniques at Eagle Heights Community Gardens reflects the diversity of the neighborhood

by Anna Asendorf | 07/31/2011 - 1:50pm

Elementary school students enjoy local, fresh produce while learning about healthy eating

by Gillian Losh | 05/12/2011 - 6:41pm

ESL classes at Shorewood Hill Elementary School offer English language instruction to the school’s uniquely diverse population.

by Rory Linnane | 05/10/2011 - 4:55pm

When it comes time to plant new peas at the Lapham Elementary School garden this year, there might not be anyone there to do it.

Jim Hansen, who for five years has coordinated the garden and introduced hundreds of students to the soil, plants and critters, might not be able to continue working at Lapham if his position is defunded.

Like most school garden initiatives, Hansen’s position is tenuous, dependent on funding from parent groups and grants.

“Trying to run any kind of project on soft money, I think, is really dicey,” he said.