Whether you’re interested in beginners to rigorous yoga, classes for all levels are available on the 2nd floor of the Walnut Way Center. This is our next step forward to revitalize the Lindsay Heights neighborhood, to improve individual health and strengthen a culture of wellness.
The Healing Circle is offered twice a month on Friday nights. It was created as a safe space for women of color to gain skills in self-care. The program uses meditation, relaxation, breathing techniques, essential oils, integrative medicine, energy balance, movement, and more to face life's challenges.
Each growing season (April-October), we welcome adult groups to the Walnut Way Campus to participate in an informative tour and impactful volunteer activities in the gardens. We also accept volunteers at special events such as the annual September Harvest Day street festival.
Food produced on the Walnut Way campus is sold at local markets, restaurants, and grocery stores, and transformed into canned goods by our youth interns. Visit us seasonally on Saturdays at the Fondy Farmers Market and other local venues. We also sell our produce to local restaurants.
We offer paid adult tours April-October (pre-registration required). Outdoor self guided tours are available using the new Eco Tour map. Tours are learning opportunities for visitors highlighting our commitment to civic engagement, environmental stewardship, and creating venues for prosperity.
The Walnut Way Center is an active neighborhood resource. Neighbors gather at Neighbor Night events, community meetings, and men’s and women’s groups. It serves to provide space for civic engagement and social networking which we know leads to more stable communities.
Walnut Way’s Neighbor Night offers free monthly cooking and nutrition classes by Nutritionist Bridgett Wilder & Chef Anomolous Campbell. classes to help participants on their wellness journey. All classes are free thanks to support from American Cancer Society.
Walnut Way’s signature summer teen internship program engages teens in urban agriculture, education, leadership development, and job training. Teens grow a wide range of chemical-free produce in the Walnut Way gardens and sell their harvest at local farmer’s markets.
Our Growing Healthy Soil Program aimed to give neighbors the resources and knowledge they need for safe gardening! The project is now complete and culminated with a gathering on June 15th, 2019 at Tech High School. View photos from the event where we participated in storytelling and panel discussion.
The Community Wealth Building Campaign is a pilot program at Walnut Way rooted in an asset-based approach to wealth creation in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood. It focuses on cultivating neighbors’ skills and gifts and generating wealth in the community.
Blue Skies Landscaping Program provides landscaping services in the Milwaukee area. Staff install and maintain landscapes, green infrastructure, gardens and fruit trees, maintain the Walnut Way campus, and execute landscaping contracts on residential, municipal and commercial properties.