Community garden gets accessible additions

Kane Street Community Garden reveals Unity Garden.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – More people can lend their green thumbs to a community garden project.

The Hunger Task Force opened up their Unity Garden.

Raised garden beds and a paved walkway allow people using wheelchairs and other mobility devices to get their hands dirty.

Leaders say inclusion was an important part of the discussion when they were deciding how to use a new space they recently acquired.

Shelly Fortner, Executive Director of The Hunger Task Force of La Crosse, said, “you can’t truly have a community garden without inviting the whole community, so this was just one step for us to be able to include some of the individuals who may not necessarily be able to garden themselves.”

The Kane Street Community Garden on La Crosse’s north side grows produce to give out to the community free of charge on their harvest days.

To find more information on how to participate, visit their website: