Blue Skies Landscaping staff, Jeff Robinson and Henry Hopkins share their story with WISN Channel 12 News, Sheldon Dutes, on why their work is a meaningful part of their lives. Watch Video.
Vote Blue Skies Landscaping for the Wells Fargo People’s Choice Award as part of the MANDI Awards.
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..
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.
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..
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.
In the News: Shepherd Express takes an in-depth look at Walnut Way and revitalization in Lindsay Heights
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By Mary Sussman, Shepherd Express August 21, 2018
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.
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.
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.