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Mission and Vision

Growing Oshkosh, Inc. (GO) is a local network of nonprofit urban farms, gardens and edible landscapes in and around Oshkosh, Wisconsin dedicated to sowing and growing a more socially responsible, ecologically aware and economically viable community.



As a 501c3 educational nonprofit, our mission is to sow, grow, share and teach sustainable fish, food, flowers, jobs...and hope.



Our vision is to help alleviate local civic, social and environmental challenges simultaneously by revitalizing, repurposing and beautifying vacant or unused urban property into inclusive, awe-inspiring, job-creating places of pride, as well as educational living learning labs for youth, adults and seniors.


Ultimately, we envision a diverse network of productive and educational demonstration sites throughout Winnebagoland featuring the latest in local, urban food production methods and technologies, including: composting and vermicomposting; aquaponics (growing with fish); extended-season gardening; year-round, indoor farming in hoophouses (including vertical growing) all—ideally—while utilizing renewable energy and other sustainable technologies.

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