Sabre Community Garden Gets Grant Support

Marian University was recently awarded a grant from the International Paper Foundation that will assist with water conservation efforts at the new Sabre community garden. The Sabre garden features six 40-foot long raised-mound beds and a greenhouse. The IP Foundation grant supports improvements to the current plot, and will include the installation of a more conveniently-located water source that will allow for drip irrigation system. The goal of the Sabre garden is to teach students how to grow food using sustainable organic techniques, while providing healthy, fresh food to those in need in the community. All food grown in the Sabre garden is currently being donated to the Salvation Army Food Pantry in Fond du Lac, which provides services to more than 1,000 individuals in the local area.