In July of 2012—in partnership with Becket’s Restaurant, the Women’s Fund of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, and the Hooper Community Center—the dream of creating a local, sustainable, Oshkosh-based urban farm and garden became reality with the incorporation of Growing Oshkosh, Inc.
The seeds for Growing Oshkosh, Inc. (GO) were sown years ago when Will Allen, author of The Good Food Revolution and Founder/CEO of Growing Power in Milwaukee, awed and inspired a standing room only crowd during the Annual Earth Charter Summit at UW Oshkosh.
Since then, Allen’s take on growing food—“it’s all about the soil”—has really taken root in Sawdust City. GO co-founder Dani Stolley completed Allen’s Commercial Urban Agriculture Training Program in May 2012, and a grassroots effort ensued to have GO fully operational in time for the first-ever Winter Oshkosh Farmer’s Market in Nov.
Board of Directors
Currently, Growing Oshkosh, Inc. is governed by a nine member board of directors.
Dani Stolley, President
Sarrah Larson, Vice-President
Courtney Lasky, Secretary
Jessica King, Treasurer
Directors at Large
Lisa Krueger, TP
Anthony Mathe, CPA