Community partnership creates starter kit for beginner gardeners

Mayo Clinic Health System is partnering with WisCorps to build square-foot gardens kits for residents.

The kits come with everything you need to start the gardening season. They ‘re small enough to use in a residential neighborhood and are divided into sections to plant different kinds of vegetables and flowers.

The goal is give people an easier option when it comes to making their meals.

“We’re really trying to promote healthy communities and healthier people. There are a lot of food deserts in La Crosse and we’re partnering with Mayo to help solve some of these issues,” said Willie Bittner, operations director for WisCorps.

The kits are available for $49.00.

You can order yourself one at