“Providing Job Training for Veterans”
Riverview Gardens (RVG) is a non-profit organization located on a former country club golf course in downtown Appleton, Wisconsin. An innovative, self-sustaining, social enterprise, RVG provides job training for people in need via its urban farm and financially supports other community outreach programs.
For the last several years, RVG and its volunteers have been working tirelessly, transforming the fairways into a much different landscape. Portions of the original golf course have become garden beds, orchards, and hoop greenhouses while other areas are being returned to their native prairie and woodland state.
One portion of the original property that was no longer being used was the outdoor swimming pool. Collaborating with the Outagamie County Veterans Treatment Court on a project to help veterans adjust back into the community, RVG recently transformed the unused pool into a year-round hydroponic greenhouse.
Riverview Garden’s state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse is considered a best-practice in the industry. The high-production facility is temperature controlled and useable year-round. Glazed with 18,000 square feet of LEXAN™ THERMOCLEAR™ 15 Softlite, the twin-wall polycarbonate material will help reduce heat loss during the cold Wisconsin winter months. (Click here to read full article.)
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