Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Solar and Green Infrastructure Advancements in Lindsay Heights

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.

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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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Growing Healthy Soil Workshop Dates

In 2018 we are continuing our partnership with Sixteenth Street Community Health Center to improve soil quality and reduce lead hazards in urban gardening. Our Growing Health Soil for Healthy Communities Workshops (GHS) offer residents on the North and South side of Milwaukee to learn ways to reduce hazards from contaminants, test soil, and learn about special topics in gardening. Workshops take place at Walnut Way and other locations throughout the City of Milwaukee. We will kick-off our GHS Workshops at Walnut Way on Saturday, May 12th from 10:00AM – 12:00PM

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City of Milwaukee, Walnut Way Join Forces on Green Infrastructure Projects with New National Partner, Institute for Sustainable Communities

Walnut Way has been invited to participate in the Institute for Sustainable Communities’ Partnership for Resilient Communities (PRC). City of Milwaukee ECO Department partnered on the application to increase green infrastructure projects. This award supports community-driven resilience projects.  ISC will provide Walnut Way with customized technical assistance, access to ISC’s large and growing national network of sustainability and resilience practitioners, connections with peer organizations, and strategic funding to expand and accelerate our work on energy and water resilience.

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