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After five years, Riverview Gardens offers many paths to a better life

Posted on Apr 11, 2017, by

A social and agricultural experiment called Riverview Gardens has now been in operation for five years. This recent article on the American Public Works Association website recounts its successes, in partnership with the City of Appleton and the Community Foundation. Founded in 1898, Riverview Country Club and golf course was Wisconsin’s oldest private country club […]

Committee members fill funding gap

Posted on Dec 6, 2016, by

When the members of the Infant Welfare Circle Grants Committee met on Nov. 21, they had six grant recommendations totaling $14,000, and they liked them all. The requests included: CHAPS Academy – $3,000 for suicide prevention and intervention programs that involve young people working with horses as part of their counseling. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin […]

Grant boosts homeless jobs training program

Posted on Jun 24, 2016, by

A $272,142 grant from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership will help Riverview Gardens expand its ServiceWorks program to employ homeless people doing additional cleanup work in downtown Appleton beyond what city crews normally do. Working with Appleton Downtown Inc. and the City of Appleton, Riverview Gardens, a job training program and urban farm on a former Appleton […]