Special Topic: Perennials and Pollinators
- Container gardening
- Safe gardening practices
- Soil sampling
Join us for an outdoor workshop in the Walnut Way Gardens. A meal is served at each workshop along with a gardening presentation inside the Walnut Way Center. Receive resources and literature on growing. Learn how to compost and grow in healthy soil. Each workshop has a brief special topic in addition to learning in the gardens. Please join us!
*Educational activities for children are available while adults & teens attend the workshop. Contact Nate for more info.
This workshop is provided by Growing Healthy Soils for Healthy Communities Project
Urban agriculture and gardening in Milwaukee is a thriving movement. Many organizations and individuals are actively involved in community and backyard gardening. The Growing Healthy Soils for Healthy Communities is a community academic partnership that utilizes principles of community-based participatory research. Partners include Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers, Walnut Way Conservation Corp., the Medical College of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the Milwaukee Health Department. Study Goals include demonstrating the effectiveness of soil and landscape interventions, increasing environmental health literacy, increasing awareness of existing policies influencing safe backyard gardening, and engagement in policy formation to support sustainable change. Workshops are held monthly during the growing season that explore gardening, safe gardening practices, and special topics. Contact Ameea Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for our educational workshops and/or receive soil testing and possible interventions.
2240 N 17th St
Milwaukee, WI 53205