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