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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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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