Again this year, the City of Milwaukee and its Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation coordinated the sale and distribution nearly 50-thousand flowers to residents in eighteen different neighborhoods around Milwaukee. The “Bloom and Groom” project took place on two weekends in May. The objective of the effort is to both beautify neighborhoods with flowers planted at homes, and to build local cooperation to address concerns.
Mayor Tom Barrett visited the Havenwoods Bloom & Groom flower sale location at the Redemption Lutheran Church parking lot, 5641 N. 68th Street on May 10th.
For nearly a decade, the city has worked with Lowe’s Home Improvement to obtain the flowers at minimal cost.