February 2016 Milwaukee County UWEX Newsletter

Catch up on the latest Milwaukee County UW Extension news in: • Urban Agriculture • Micro farms and Local foods • Horticulture/Master Gardeners • Community Natural Resources and Economic Development (CNRED) • 4-H SySTEMmatics • Nutrition • Black History Month in Milwaukee Click here to read the full newsletter.

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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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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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