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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Beginning Farmers in Milwaukee Area Wanted!

        Are you ready to begin farming and need some assistance in doing so? Are you a small-scale farmer looking for opportunities to be more economically viable and connect with other farmers? The WI Emerging Farmers Program at UW-Extension Milwaukee County seeks to train and equip the next generation of farmers through: Affordable land access […]

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UWEX Helps MicroFarm Grow From Vacant City Lot

By Tom Daykin for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “A former factory site on Milwaukee’s north side is being cleaned up, with the property being prepared for something not usually found in that urban neighborhood. A farm. Or, more accurately, a micro-farm — which could become a profitable part of the growing urban agriculture movement. The […]

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