So You Want to be a Beekeeper?

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to keep bees? What of the idea of being able to harvest honey right in your own backyard or neighborhood garden. Or what about doing the right thing and helping to pollinate fruit and vegetable plants which provide food for your city If you’ve ever had […]


The Healing Garden

The Healing Garden John Kozlowski, Claude Foster, Rodney Pearsall and Paul Javins (center front) inside the greenhouse at The Healing Garden. By Yanitz Irizarry Thursday, June 2, 2016 Around the corner from a large green sign that reads: “Milwaukee: population 595,000,” rests a tranquil place that seems anything like a big city. It is easy […]


Helpful Resources for Beekeepers

“Helpful Resources for Beekeepers” is a compiled list of pertinent, reliable, and current information sources.  This is a document that is flexible and will change annually with new developing information to aid Beekeepers in Southeastern Wisconsin.  In it you can find information on resources, beekeeping associations, local beekeeping supplies, books, and more.  Click here to […]

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Great Veggie Race — UW Extension Day at the Fair

UW Extensions Urban Agiculture and S.E.E.D. Initiative Programs hosted the Great Veggie Race at the 2016 Extension Day at the Fair!  Participants had to spin the wheel and depending on the result they had to answer a question on fruits or vegetables, draw a picture of a fruit or vegetable, or identify one from a […]

Pete's Community Farm

Urban Agriculture Job Opening!

Urban Agriculture SEED Program Assistant A University of Wisconsin (UW) Temp Position Tentative timeline:  (April 15 – August 31, 2016)   20 hrs/ week on average (Flexibility in hours is possible) Purpose:  To support further development of the UW-Extension Milwaukee County SEED (Sowing, Empowering, Eliminating Food Deserts) Initiative – launching 7-9 new community garden sites in […]