The Environmental Stewardship Department is Walnut Way’s largest department, consisting of several important programs including: Blue Skies Landscaping, Growing Youth Leadership, and Campus Production & Sales. We are seeking to fill two administrative roles in the department and several Blue Skies Landscaping members for a robust 2020 season. Environmental Department Administrative Positions: Environmental Stewardship Operations..
Dear Friends, Happy new year! Thanks to support from you, our year end appeal has so far raised $9,650. Your generosity is already making an impact. Our environmental team is gearing up for a robust 2020 by taking new courses and trainings! Blue Skies Landscaping (BSL) team members are hitting the books at MATC in..
Sarah Eichhorn, M.F.A. Environmental Stewardship Operations Manager I grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago and went to public schools during my youth. In 2013, I moved to Milwaukee with my partner where we settled in the Riverwest neighborhood. We have enjoyed every moment of living in our neighborhood and Milwaukee as a city…
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..