What shreds my heart to pieces, and stirs up familiar fear, nausea and hopelessness in me during these days, is knowing there are thousands of children caught at home, with no release date in sight, within the frightening grip of domestic violence.
Venice Williams, director of Alice’s Garden and a lay minister, teacher, healer and facilitator, explains why she chose to vote today, on Election Day.
Venice Williams is the director of Alice’s Garden and The Body & Soul Healing Arts Center. A lay minister, teacher, healer, and facilitator who works to improve the lives of young people, formerly incarcerated people and others in the central city, Williams writes that she will pray for the new president for the sake of his mother.
Venice Williams is the director of Alice’s Garden and The Body & Soul Healing Arts Center. A lay minister, teacher, healer, and facilitator who works to improve the lives of young people, formerly incarcerated people and others in the central city, Williams says the recent violence in Sherman Park is not about the incident that sparked it.
Since 2008, Alice’s Garden has provided locally grown herbs and herbal teas to the Milwaukee community, along with herbal education and informational workshops. An herbal product line was created in 2012 and in 2014, Alice’s Garden Healing Herbs will offer the community an Herbal CSA. This CSA, community supported agriculture, will provide a collection of fresh herbs, herbal […]
As I kneel in the garden, soil slips through my fingers and I offer a prayer in remembrance of my ancestors, whose forced labor helped build the U.S. This June 19 at Alice’s Garden, a 2-acre urban farm in Milwaukee, we will celebrate Juneteenth Day, the oldest-known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the […]
Alice’s Garden has one dozen different programs and projects, some offered seasonally, and others year-round. The Farmers Training Project (FTP), for high school age youth and adults, teaches cultural farming education, introduces a variety of sustainable agriculture models, provides a grounding in culinary capital and food culture, and teaches economic development through urban agriculture. Upon […]
During the morning of Saturday, August 4, 9am to 1pm, the water harvesting system will be installed at Alice’s Garden… and volunteers are needed! In partnership with the Water Harvesting Cooperative of Milwaukee, and with financial support from Fox Point Lutheran Church, several rain barrels and large water totes will be added to the pavilion […]
As part of the Alice’s Garden program, Fieldhands and Foodways, Brown Street Academy 4th & 5th grade students come to the garden each Thursday morning. This past Thursday, they visited the Kenosha Civil War Museum. Fieldhands and Foodways is an agricultural, historical and cultural-based learning opportunity for young people and community families to celebrate the farming, […]