African American teens participating in a new training program for young farmers will be selling produce at the Fondy Farmers Market each Saturday through Nov. 17. “Growing Food, Growing Jobs,” is a partnership of Fondy Food Center, Milwaukee County Cooperative Extension Youth Development Program, and Alice’s Garden.
Under sunny skies this past Saturday, 26 supporters and staff of Milwaukee-based Fondy Food Center gathered to plant and dedicate a new fruit orchard at Fondy’s 80-acre Port Washington farm. The fruit orchard – which consisted of 41 fruit trees (apple, pear, plum, apricot, and cherry) – was won on July 3, 2012 in a on-line, nationwide competition sponsored by Edy’s Fruit Bars Communities Take Root Program in collaboration with the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF).
The Fondy Farmers Market recently held its annual Haymarket Days, marking 95 years of selling locally grown produce in central Milwaukee. Longtime customers shared memories of the Center Street Haymarket.
A free concert returned to Johnsons Park after five years, with rave reviews from residents.
Brown Street Academy in Lindsay Heights won a $25,000 grant from Target as part of its national Give with Target campaign.
The hot, dry summer posed extra challenges for gardeners this year and Walnut Way recently addressed those in a special seminar.
Alice’s Garden was recognized again recently for its continued work in Lindsay Heights, this time with a “Go-To-Bat,” award from the Brewers Community Foundation and State Farm Insurance. The award is given to a nonprofit that’s making a positive difference in its community.
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 […]
Clyde Anderson, financial contributor for CNN, visited Walnut Way to share his ideas about creating wealth.
Friends and neighbors gathered at Alice’s Garden to celebrate health and wellness in Lindsay Heights.