Rejuvenating a Green Bay neighborhood
A ribbon cutting ceremony marks the rejuvenation of a Green Bay community. It all starts with volunteers from Green Bay's United Healthcare as they come together to make the Seymour Park community garden a better place. Video by nbc26.comvideo
GREEN BAY, WI--A ribbon cutting ceremony marks the rejuvenation of a Green Bay community. It all starts with volunteers from Green Bay's United Healthcare as they come together to make the Seymour Park community garden a better place.
For the past three years the garden has been supplying the community and local food pantries with hundreds of pounds of donated fresh fruits and vegetables. But with the help of volunteers expanding the garden it will be able to put out nearly triple the amount of produce.
For Kelly Sanders it is a rewarding experience.
"It's that sense of compassion to come out and help and do something good. To be able to drive by this street and say hey I helped with that," said Sanders.
While it may only seem like dirt and sand now the park department has a vision. It's about a deep community bond in the Seymour Park neighborhood.
"You get all the people in the neighborhood together to actually feel like a neighborhood and work as a team," said Dan Ditscheit with the Green Bay Parks Department.
Sanders says she feels she and her company are making a difference.
"Maybe the cars driving by now will see there are improvements going on. We're making changes to the city," said Sanders.
The work at Seymour Park continues. By next spring volunteers plan to make an edible garden with more fruits and vegetables.