Moyer Family

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The Moyer Family of Moyer’s Inc. from Stoughton, Wis., took an innovative approach by donating more than $60,000 in products, supplies, trees and various plants to UW-Platteville for the development and installation of the Children’s Garden.
“We want to maintain our involvement with UW-Platteville. We are both very proud alumni and the gift in kind was a great way to give back to our alma mater,” said Jeff Moyer, CEO and vice president of Moyer’s Inc.

The Children’s Garden will be interactive and include paths, plants that attract songbirds, butterflies and other wildlife as well as a water feature and other landscaping. Eventually, there will be play equipment as well as a seasonal children’s model train.

UW-Platteville has several theme gardens within Dottie Johns Pioneer Gardens, serving as outdoor laboratories for the ornamental horticulture program.
“Moyer’s Inc. has been generous with this donation and their time. They have been very hands-on with this project and are working closely with the students in the first design phase of the Children’s Garden,” said Dr. Donita Cartmill, assistant professor of ornamental horticulture in the School of Agriculture.

Horticulture students began working with Moyer’s Inc. this spring. “The Children’s Garden will take three to four years to complete. This period will allow more students to be involved with the design, installation and care of the garden,” said Dr. Michael Compton, director of the School of Agriculture.

“We are thrilled the Moyers made the commitment to give back to the university. The way they are giving back is so unique. Not only will Moyer’s fund the project, but they will contribute to the hands-on learning experience of our students,” said Denee Hirsch, director of development at UW-Platteville Foundation.

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