More than 40 volunteers came together on April 16 to participate in Global Youth Service Day at Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Place, located on the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and Ring Street. True Skool, Public Allies and other community groups gathered for Global Youth Service Day to build new garden beds, clean up trash, create a walkway and take part in other activities.
More than 60 service projects took place in Milwaukee for Global Youth Service Day.
The Peace Place project received a $150 grant from the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, which was used for shovels, rakes, gloves and plants. Blue Ribbon Organics supplied the soil, the City of Milwaukee provided wood chips for landscaping, and others donated lumber. Healthy snacks of fruit, vegetables, granola and water were provided for the volunteers by Public Allies.
Food grown in the garden will be available to community members, and the beds will be available at no cost for anyone to grow their own produce. The garden also creates opportunities for positive community interactions.