Pictured (left to right) are Kristy Wisdom, Shawna Cleveland, Renae Essenmacher and Jeff Wisdom. Jeff and Kristy Wisdom direct the Wisdom Family Foundation and are the former owners of Wisdom Adhesives. The foundation partnered with St. Francis de Sales School in Spooner on a project that brought to life the Wisdoms’ idea of a community garden benefitting a local cause. Essenmacher and Cleveland, with others, planned the garden and oversaw the necessary building projects, planting and maintenance of the garden. St. Francis school families, along with parish cluster volunteers, spent countless hours gardening. The Wisdom Family Foundation made a generous donation that was used, in part, for a new classroom and outdoor gathering space.


St. Francis de Sales School student Brooke Dernovsek enjoys the festivities of the harvest gathering at the Wisdom Woods garden Oct. 8 in Spooner. The celebration included a potluck meal, face-painting, hayrides, live music and plentiful produce. (Submitted photos)