By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Apr 09, 2015 at 11:30 AM

The Green Team of WI and Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association have embarked on a pro bono community garden project and will soon develop a new community garden at 27th and Richardson, near Downtown Milwaukee.

"The project benefits the Neighborhood House of Milwaukee and the surrounding residents by providing a place to grow healthy food in the heart of the city, along with learning and play spaces for families," says Green team’s Bradley Blaeser. "But first, we need donations and volunteers."

Construction will take place during the month of April and volunteers are needed to work on specified days and tasks. Products and monetary contributions are also being collected. The organizations are also seeking a business to provide a bobcat with an auger and operator on April 20 to pre-drill fence post holes.

To sign up to help, go here or contact the Green Team at (414) 721-1431 or with questions.

"The community needs this badly. The street is full of ‘we buy gold’ stores, payday loan shops, fast food, dollar stores, bars and many vacancies," says Blaeser. "The space will give a great 70-year old organization more exposure. It will allow them to lock down that space as a good space for the business improvement district in that area."

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.