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Our mission: create and manage a place and space to provide fresh produce and
agricultural opportunities to students and the community of Waupaca. 


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A Brief History

The CEC Inc. is run by a volunteer governance board that operates, monitors, and guides the project-based charter school, and manages the community garden located on school grounds. Formerly the Waupaca Community Garden, this is CEC Inc.’s fourth year managing the 1/2 acre garden, which has a 14-year history. Since 2018, we have developed and strengthened a variety of partnerships: Wild Ones, Tomorrow’s Children, Waupaca Library, Board of Education, Living the Waupaca Way, The Arts Hub, The Hunger Network, Turner's Farm Market and various local farmers; and within the Waupaca County Community Garden Committee, catalyzing collaboration between community garden boards.


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Volunteer Opportunities

The Chain Community Garden operates as a donation garden with a focus on production. Eight community plots are open to the public.   Produce is donated to various sites in the Waupaca community: The Food Pantry, Foundations for Living, BreadBasket, Senior Center, etc. We need volunteers to help harvest produce and deliver to these sites. 

Donation Schedule

Monday @ 8:30 a.m.: The Food Pantry

Tuesday 12:00 - 3:30 p.m.: BreadBasket

Wednesday after 9 a.m.: Foundations for Living

Thursday 9-10:00 a.m.: Senior Center

Friday @ 8:30 a.m.: The Food Pantry

We harvest in the early mornings and early evenings. Help is always welcome! Our shed has volunteer information if a garden expert is not present.


Community Plots

All plots have been reserved this year. If you would like be added to the list please contact us filling out the form below.

Reserve a Garden Plot for 2024!

Thank you! We’ll be in touch.

Please email with any questions or concerns to Megan Sanders.