Basia Rose Designs Owner, Basia Spencer

Fashion Boutique Grand Opening at The Commons

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).

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Community Building

Community Building Pilot Program Aims to Bring Lindsay Heights Together

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.

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Photo Credit: Grace Connaster

In the Media: 18th Annual Harvest Day and Caring Neighbors Mural Restoration

Harvest Day has wrapped up but we’re still in celebration because the Caring Neighbors Make Good Communities mural is fully restored and lighting up the alleyway next to Walnut Way. The mural gained a lot of attention at Harvest Day and youth, artists, and ArtWorks Executive Director, Terry Murphy, were present to unveil the hard work they did to restore the mural this summer. Read all about it in the latest article by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Grace Connaster. Click here to read the article.

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Volunteer with Us

We are looking for a handful of heroes to help in the gardens. Join us on Saturdays from 7am-12pm at the Walnut Way Center to support urban agriculture activities. Activities will mostly focus on supporting gardening, harvesting and produce handling including washing, weighing, weeding, watering, and digging! Some knife handling and cutting produce may be involved.

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Addressing Lead in Your Gardens at the Final GHS Workshop

Growing Healthy Soil Workshops are coming to an end. Take part in the last workshop and learn important tips for being safe from contaminants in your garden.  

City of Milwaukee ECO Office will make a special presentation.
Learn about lead in the environment and its effects on people.
Learn important tips for safely gardening in your garden.
Learn how the project has been improving contaminated garden soils over.
Learn how to collect a soil sample and send it to the City Health Department for analysis. 

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