October 30, 2012

Fostering Public and Private Partnerships

Through the development of the Urban Landscape and Agriculture Center at Western Technical College, we are fostering public and private partnerships focused on education, locally grown food, and healthier communities.

Sustainable urban agriculture could soon take hold in downtown La Crosse, thanks to the collaboration of Western Technical College, Hillview Urban Agriculture Center and Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare.

RDG is working with the group to design a new $1.6 million facility that could be an educational resource for the college and a year-round community space used for promoting public health and a gathering place for activities and service learning. "It's a new initiative launching to promote community awareness through seminars, courses, and certificates related to various aspects in sustainability," says WTC President Lee Rasch."It brings value to our region."