It may not be the Rotary Botanical Gardens, but the Rock County Sheriff's Office RECAP Garden certainly has something to show for itself.
On Wednesday the Rock County Sheriff’s Office RECAP garden will be hosting its annual Open House from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
The RECAP garden has been in operation for nearly 16 years and has since been providing educational services to the community and RECAP participants while also providing produce to local food pantries and organizations throughout Rock County.
The RECAP inmates put in thousands of hours each year tending to and harvesting produce from the garden and are very proud of the work they do to give back to the community. This year alone, 2,771 hours have been spent tending to the garden. Features of the garden include raised beds, horizontal grows, an Italian garden, a natural shelter covered in grape vines, a high tunnel, and much more.
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office, along with the garden volunteers, RECAP staff, and participants, cordially invite the public to attend the open house at the RECAP garden. The garden is located to the east of the Sheriff’s Office off Hwy 14. Tours of the garden will be hosted by RECAP participants and refreshments will be served. Produce from the garden will be for sale to the general public during the open house as well. Proceeds from the sales will go directly toward operational costs and future projects in the garden.