in the Fort McCoy community who would like to grow their own food and
save money at the same time are welcome to reserve their space in the
Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) garden plot program.
Napsey, Fort McCoy BOSS adviser, said the highlights of this year’s
program will include a professional class to help installation
has been a colder than usual spring season, but we are getting close
to having the garden plots ready," Napsey said.
new training initiative, gardening classes, should help improve
gardeners’ success rates, he said.
gardeners for the classes, who are coordinated through the University
of Wisconsin (UW) Extension Office, Agriculture Agent in Monroe
County, will conduct gardening classes Tuesday, April 28 and
Wednesday, April 29 at the BOSS Center, building 1132, at Fort McCoy.
The gardeners are enrolled in the Master’s Program with the UW
free classes will run from 6-8 p.m. each night and are open to all
authorized personnel who use the garden.
to be covered are:
• Planning the garden lay out
appropriate varieties to plant in this area
plants from frost (planting dates and methods)
sources for transplants
the growing season the master gardeners will be on site at the garden
offering advice and helping patrons produce the best plants.
will cost $25 for a 20-foot-by-20-foot area and will be issued
Tuesday, April 28 and Tuesday, May 5 from 4:30-6 p.m. to authorized
personnel at the garden.
entire garden is fenced, plots are tilled and water and gardening
tools are available.
will be active-duty military, Reserves, National Guard, military
retirees, Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees and DoD
is a great way to meet fellow members of the community, share
gardening tips and save money on vegetable costs," Napsey said.
"We’re expecting to have a great season and hope everyone will
have fun growing their crops."
more information about the plots and/or classes in the Fort McCoy
community, call 608-388-6588.
for the classes is recommended to ensure there are sufficient
quantities of handout materials, but not required.