Blue Skies Landscaping Successfully Secured Crowd-funding Loan

With your help, our Blue Skies Landscaping program was able to purchase a trailer through an interest free, Kiva crowd-sourcing loan! Our $8,000 loan is a non-traditional loan because it provides an interest free and community funded opportunity to purchase materials that will help our landscaping crew become efficient. We are now able to:

SAVE THE DATE, Sept 12th, Harvest Day and We Bike Lindsay Heights!

This year we are taking Harvest Day to a whole new level! Introducing a neighborhood bike ride fundraiser through the Lindsay Heights Neighborhood. Details are developing so please check back and SAVE THE DATE Sept 12th.

Meet our new Health Coach!

Meet Angela Smith, our new Health Coach and Holistic Practitioner! “All living beings are connected and through this connectedness we find the need to help each other in the best way we know how. Everyone has a right to be well and I want to help beings find healing with grace and love.” ~Angela Smith

Now Hiring Blue Skies Landscape Crew Lead

Walnut Way is now hiring for the 2015 growing season! We are seeking to fill a full-time Blue Skies Crew Lead position in our Landscaping and Urban Agriculture program. Please review the complete position description for full requirements and application directions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Read About our Recent Collaboration, Ezekiel Gillespie Pocket Park by Jabril Faraj

Collaboration, Sustainability Key to Success of Gillespie Park

March 17, 2015

By Jabril Faraj

Source: Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

The Peace Project Turns Tragedy to Triumph for Young Men in the Neighborhood

Walnut Way Conservation Corp. works to make the neighborhood a favored place of economic diversity with healthy, positively connected neighbors. The Walnut Way neighborhood (the immediate area of 17th and North Avenue) began summer 2014 with more volatile activity than usual. The increasing violence, despair and at-risk behavior that was being exhibited by the young men of the neighborhood had become too much of a commonplace. This negative energy peaked with the shooting and murder of nineteen-year-old Raymond “Lil’ Ray” Harris that took his last breath in a Walnut Way garden.