Victory Garden coming to La Crosse’s southside

Volunteers working to bring garden to Aptiv

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – A ‘victory garden’ is coming to La Crosse’s south side.

Volunteers started planting vegetables Thursday morning at the garden in front of Aptiv.

It is one of six gardens coming to the city of La Crosse.

The city decided to plant the gardens as a way to bring hope to the community.

Community members can harvest when the garden is ready.

15,000 pounds of food will be available.

While the process is just starting, it is already having an impact.

“I think our participants have really enjoyed the opportunity to get their hands in the dirt and to watch things grow,” said Aptiv President and CEO Mary Kessens.

Victory Gardens were also a common way to help provide food during the two World Wars.