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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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Urban Ag Job: MicroFarming Innovation & Diversity Assistant!

Micro-Farming Innovation & Diversity Assistant Timeline: (June 1 – August 31, 2015)   15 hrs/ week (Sept. 1 – November 20, 2015) 5 hrs/ week Purpose: To support further development of the UW-Extension Micro-farming program as both an innovative and replicable model which fosters a diverse group of emerging farmers. The Micro-farming program seeks to continue […]

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2015 Certified Beekeeping Program

The University of Wisconsin Extension 2015 Certified Beekeeping Program will start on April 26. To maintain bees on your property in some municipalities including the City of Milwaukee, you are required to be a
certified beekeeper.

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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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Small Farmers & Producers Wanted!

Small Farmers and Producers Wanted! Are you looking for a helping hand in moving your farm or local food based business to the next level? The University of Wisconsin Extension in Southeast Wisconsin is looking to assist small scale producers with an eye for opportunity. If you are a local farmer interested in learning more […]

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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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