The 2019 Partnership for Resilient Cities planning grant will allow Walnut Way to engage Northside Milwaukee residents in the planning and design of at least two community-embedded street and stormwater runoff diversion projects that will mitigate urban flooding in Milwaukee’s combined sewer system. The project sites will represent an estimated total of five acres that are presently paved or water impermeable.
The 2019 growing season has begun. Thanks to our hoophouse and hydroponic systems, we can grow many crops year round. This week we will sell turnips, kale, and lettuce at the market. Visit us at Fondy Park and Market each Saturday where Walnut Way’s Growing Youth Leadership interns will sell produce and canned goods.
In the Media: Eyes on Milwaukee, Tour Milwaukee’s Eco Neighborhood, by Jeramey Jannene, Urban Milwaukee
READ THE STORY EYES ON MILWAUKEE: Tour Milwaukee’s Eco Neighborhood, by Jeramey Jannene, Urban Milwaukee About the Project: Walnut Way is showcasing its environmental stewardship initiatives through civic engagement in a unique environmental tour, which is part of a larger Lindsay Heights Neighborhood Eco Tour map and signage initiative. Walnut Way worked with the Milwaukee..
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.
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.
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..
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.
Walnut Way is hiring a limited term position to supervise our Growing Youth Leadership Program (GYL). GYL is Walnut Way’s signature summer teen internship program that engages Lindsay Heights teens in intensive urban agriculture education, leadership development, and job training.
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