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4-H Summer Day Camp at Wehr Nature Center

The Milwaukee County 4-H Leaders Council will be hosting a nature-themed summer day camp at the Wehr Nature Center at 9701 West College Avenue.  This will be a one-day event to be held (rain or shine) on Saturday, August 22nd, from 9:00 a.m. to 430 p.m.   There will be activities and crafts and lots of […]

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Native Wellness Garden of the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center

A unique garden is evolving on Milwaukee’s south side. The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center’s Native Wellness Garden boasts a variety of heritage plants, both food and medicinal. It also includes a heritage orchard with an Oneida apple tree, a Milwaukee apple tree, chokeberry and hazelnut trees plus fruits such as blueberries and strawberries. […]

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Capitol Connections 2015

Capitol Connections 2015 was a huge success! On April 30th, 45 Milwaukee County residents (including Supervisor Jason Haas – not pictured) met with their state legislators to discuss the value of Milwaukee County UW-Extension programs. Our supporters included clients, friends, volunteers, 4-H members, colleagues and community partners. Over 350 supporters of UW Extension from across […]

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Donate to 4-H Youth Development Programs in Milwaukee County

4-H Youth across the Milwaukee County in urban and suburban communities are stepping-up in the face of challenges to help their communities and address local issues. But they need the support of caring adults like you! On average, Milwaukee County UW-Extension’s 4-H Youth Development must raise $100,000 per year to sustain high quality programs. Make a donation […]

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Can Urban Gardening Pay Off? MicroFarming Program Explores Income Realities

  Can Urban Gardening Pay Off?  MicroFarming Explores Income Realities Urban agriculture is thriving in Milwaukee County as vacant lots are transformed into gardens and the University of Wisconsin Extension (UWEX) provides 72 acres of rental plots to eager urban farmers and community gardeners, providing fresh food for themselves, farmers’ markets, grocers and local restaurants. UWEX […]

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