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..
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 News: Shepherd Express takes an in-depth look at Walnut Way and revitalization in Lindsay Heights
Urban Agriculture Revitalizes a Neighborhood
How Walnut Way Sowed Dreams and Harvested a Community
By Mary Sussman, Shepherd Express August 21, 2018
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.
Spring is almost here! Nature is waking up and plants are sprouting, many with endless health promoting benefits. Come learn about urban pharmacy growing right outside your front door. Do you or your loved ones suffer from chronic pain or illness? Locally grown plants may be just what you need to take your health and wellness to the next level.
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
Over the past 14 years, Tony Velez and his wife Dannielle have seen a lot from their home on N. 17th and North Avenue. It wasn’t always peachy on 17th street. The neighbors struggled with gang activity, gun-violence, fighting on the block, and abandoned properties. But one summer they saw something new that symbolized a rebirth of Tony’s childhood neighborhood, something that reaffirmed their commitment to stay put and raise their seven children in Lindsay Heights: a group of teenagers and elders in the neighborhood planting peach trees next to the restored Walnut Way house.
If you’re looking for a fun and engaging volunteer activity, why not lend a hand at our next canning night, Wednesday, November 8th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. We will be lead by Master Preserver and Author Christina Ward who will show us the ropes in preserving the harvest.
Our much awaited sweet and juicy peaches are finally here! We’re harvesting around the clock to get ready for our annual peach sale. Please join us at the Walnut Way Center on Wednesday and Thursday, 5pm-6pm for peaches by the case.
Follow the Walnut Way Blue Skies Landscapers this season as they grow new roots around the city, planting and delivering young and eager trees around the city.