We are grateful to see the work of Blue Skies Landscaping featured in this article by Andrea Waxman, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Blue Skies Landscaping is a finalist for the 2019 Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation in the Chase Economic Development Award category. This is one of 12 articles that highlights finalists for this..
Please join us in celebration at our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Green Infrastructure and Solar Installations in Lindsay Heights at Alice’s Garden on Thursday, April 18th from 10:00am – 11:00am. In 2017, the Institute for Sustainable Communities Partnership for Resilient Communities, based in Vermont, selected Walnut Way Conservation Corps as one of two Partnerships for Resilient Communities, a prestigious national recognition and resource award. The partnership provided $150,000 to Walnut to expand and accelerate its work on energy and water resilience, through the efforts of Blue Skies Landscaping, as well as offered customized technical assistance, and access to ISC’s large national network of sustainability practitioners across the country.
This year we are reinvigorating our Neighbor Nights with a series of classes focused on healthy eating and nutrition by Chef Anomalous Campbell and Nutritionist, Bridgett Wilder. Each instructor will teach six classes to help participants on their wellness journey. All classes are free thanks to support from American Cancer Society. Classes begin March 12th!
This spring, ArtWorks for Milwaukee will offer a Spring Arts Internship at Walnut Way. Teenagers from Lindsay Heights will create a small mural to beautify Sunshine Park, on 14th and North Avenue. The group of eight to 12 participants will learn about the process of creating a mural through lessons on content development and painting.
Terron Edwards transitioning to Running Rebels and will continue his community engagement in neighborhood
Since 2014, Terron Edwards has supported leadership initiatives for men at Walnut Way as the Community Engagement Coordinator. He will continue to pursue his life mission to assist families, creating pathways for youth, and fostering the next generation of leadership around fatherhood and manhood, by taking a position in the Community Mentorship Program at Running Rebels.
Co-founders Sharon and Larry Adams share their heartfelt beginnings renovating a boarded up home on 17th Street into a an active Community Center where neighbors took root in revitalizing the Lindsay Heights Neighborhood. The story by StoryCorps was featured on NPR.
The King Holiday is more important than we could ever imagine for several reasons. Martin Luther King Day reminds us to appreciate that we are one nation of diverse people with unique cultural gifts and talents. It also reminds us that we can heal…and errors of the past can be corrected both in our government and our individual beliefs and values. King Day also directs our attention toward the possibility of a brighter future shaped and shared by all.
Walnut Way’s Blue Skies Landscaping program has been chosen as a finalist for The MANDI Awards. The MANDIs are Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation which celebrate improvements in Milwaukee communities. Walnut Way’s Blue Skies Program was chosen as a finalist in the Chase Economic Development Category. Read more about it in the article below..
Milwaukee native, Basia Spencer, has been designing, creating, and selling her stylish dresses since 2015 and is moving into her first brick and mortar store at The Innovations and Wellness Commons, Walnut Way’s development project. Join in celebration at Basia Rose Designs Boutique, Saturday, December 8th, at its Grand Opening Trunk Show from 2:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. at 1617 W. North Avenue (formerly The Outpost Natural Foods Learning and Event Center Space).
As part of Walnut Way’s Lead From Where You Live Initiative, we are joining forces with Lindsay Heights organization Running Rebels to facilitate space for community building in order to strengthen efforts across the neighborhood. Sponsored in part from LISC’s Advancing Equitable Development in Milwaukee, a Community Capacity Building Grant, Walnut Way and Running Rebels will host a three day Community Building Workshop: From Chaos To Community, Healing The Wounds That Divide.