Healthy Kids Healthy Community (HKHC) organizers from across the country descended upon Milwaukee last week to see first-hand what community partners are doing to stem the tide of childhood obesity and encourage residents to be more active.
Brown Street Academy students carefully plant strawberries as part of the Junior Master Gardeners program at Alice’s Garden.
Outpost Natural Foods and Urban Ecology Center are sponsoring “Grow Local Milwaukee—Celebrate Urban Gardening!” from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 15 at the center, 1500 E. Park Pl. in Riverside Park. Participating organizations include Eat Local Challenge/Eat Local Milwaukee, Farm Fresh Atlas of Southeastern Wisconsin, Gardens Not Garbage, Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful, Kellner’s Greenhouse, […]
Jeff Rainwater plants shallot sets at Alice’s Garden in Lindsay Heights.
Fondy Food Center signed a five-year lease for 80 acres of farmland with Afterglow Farms in Port Washington just as the farmers market season begins.
Walnut Way Conservation Corp. has been named a finalist in the “Communities Take Root” competition.
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors (LBWN) is seeking volunteers to maintain and beautify the Valley Passage at 37th and Pierce Street, starting in May. Valley Passage, formerly an unused tunnel beneath the railroad tracks, now is a paved path leading to the Hank Aaron State Trail.
Alice’s Garden won the first-ever Brewers Community Foundation Public Space Award at the MANDI awards dinner on March 30 sponsored by LISC.
Beginning this spring, Fondy Food Center will have a new source of fresh fruits and vegetables — its own 80-acre farm. Fondy is negotiating a lease with Afterglow Farms for the property, located in Port Washington, Wis., as part of Fondy Food Center’s expansion plan.
Although they live just miles from Lake Michigan, some young people in the Walnut Way community had never seen the lake. Thanks to a collaboration between Walnut Way Conservation Corp. and artist Raoul Deal, they not only have been to the lake, but have learned about the practical, political and environmental aspects of water. From […]