Walnut Way uses green infrastructure projects to continue our vision of an environmentally sustainable community with an emphasis on environmental and economic justice. We are honored to be recognized by Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) with the Green Luminary Award, for our unique work connecting workforce development and green infrastructure. We demonstrate projects in clean energy and green infrastructure, train and employ community residents through our Blue Skies Landscaping Program in the installation and maintenance, spark neighbor-to-neighbor conversations and educational opportunities on the importance of the projects, and knit the new developments with existing green assets to form a cohesive sustainability pathway that is based on neighborhood strengths and interests.
Join us for a free informational session for business owners and entrepreneurs for the Pop Up MKE program! Learn about benefits, small business mini-grants, and requirements for participating in the program.
We have compiled a list of helpful phone numbers and contacts to help neighbors get the resources they need. Do you know a number that should be added to the list? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive Director, Antonio Butts, discusses his approach to his work at Walnut Way in the latest story by JACKSON DUFAULT, CONOR STANLEY, KHALEEQ SATTAAR EL, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.
Walnut Way is hiring a limited term position to supervise our Growing Youth Leadership Program (GYL). GYL is Walnut Way’s signature summer teen internship program that engages Lindsay Heights teens in intensive urban agriculture education, leadership development, and job training.
Spring is almost here! Nature is waking up and plants are sprouting, many with endless health promoting benefits. Come learn about urban pharmacy growing right outside your front door. Do you or your loved ones suffer from chronic pain or illness? Locally grown plants may be just what you need to take your health and wellness to the next level.
Walnut Way is seeking a part-time custodian to help make our properties shine! Review the complete position description and details on how to apply at:
There are more and more commercial properties being developed and being looked at for development in Lindsay Heights, especially along Fond du Lac Avenue and The North Avenue corridors. Neighbors are invited to share hopes, concerns, and desires for how they would like to see developments occur in the neighborhood.
The Walnut Way story started long before neighbors officially founded it as a non-profit in 2000. Sharon Adams, the leader behind Walnut Way and revitalization efforts in the neighborhood, shared her story, family history, her journey professionally across the United States and back to her hometown in this article with Onmilwaukee.com by Lori Freidrich. Read the Article.
In partnership with Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI) and Social Development Commission (SDC) we are helping get the word out to neighbors about the next job fair in Lindsay Heights. Over 200 positions are available with MCFI, a tenant at Walnut Way’s Innovations and Wellness Commons (IWC) and other city wide locations.