Teen Spotlight: Teens Grow Greens interns work with Urban Agriculture Coordinator, Angela Kingsawan, twice a week in the gardens. Angela incorporates workshops into their visits to enhance their learning in the gardens. Last week, the teens learned about the medicinal properties of herbs and flowers and created a cool tea using flower petals..
The Walnut Way campus is fully active with vegetables and fruit growing and staff and interns working the fields. The Lindsay Heights community and visitors are welcome to visit us in a variety of ways: Volunteer with Us: The campus is full of fruit orchards and now the cherry trees are close to harvest time…
Walnut Way gives a warm welcome to the Growing Youth Leadership (GYL) interns. GYL is an intensive agriculture and customer service internship program that takes place in Walnut Way’s reclaimed vacant lots, turned production gardens. Interns learn to grow and steward the land and bring crops to harvest with steady weeding, watering, and nourishing the..
Dear Friends, My name is Angela Kingsawan and I have recently been welcomed into Walnut Way in the role of Urban Agriculture Coordinator. I’m excited to have the opportunity to interact with community members while doing something I’m passionate about within the city that I love. My family has called Milwaukee home for several generations..
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..