The Neighborhood House Sugar Shack was a dream made into reality at the 2019 Harvest of Hope Gala, where attendees were able to “fund a need.” Through generous contributions, Neighborhood House was able to purchase the necessary materials for the structure. Over the past few months, VJS Construction Services donated the necessary time and labor to complete construction of the structure. They also supervised NH teens in constructing the benches and painting the building.
The Sugar Shack will serve as an outdoor classroom for the environmental education and production of the maple sugar from the trees on the farm. The Sugar Shack is located on the 93-acre Neighborhood House Nature Center in Dodge County. Activities include experiential science-based learning with an emphasis on developing critical thinking and a sense of stewardship for the environment.