Community members bring gardens, green space to Appleton

Thanks to the hard work of several community groups and neighbors - including Ronna Swift of WNPJ member group Fox Valley Peace Coalition - a former country club will be transformed into a multi-use community space in Appleton.

"The more than century-old, 77-acre private golf club [will be redeveloped] into a community-based market garden and public green space, which will be called Riverview Gardens," reports the Appleton Post-Crescent.



"Swift said the broad scope of the project — which also is intended to provide assorted job training and possibly employment for various hospitality industry roles — will present challenges, but she is confident they can be overcome through community collaboration.

"'This project is for the benefit of the entire community,' Swift said. 'The reason I say this is because it pushes the idea of healthier lifestyles and it will offer an incredible opportunity for the public to enjoy that space.'"

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