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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Horticulture Help Line -Walk In Wednesdays

Milwaukee County UW- Extension Horticulture Help Line   Milwaukee County UW-Extension Horticulture Helpline is available for telephone calls regarding plant and insect questions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am – noon, 414-256-4664. Plant and insect samples can be brought in to the office from 8am-4:30pm Monday through Friday for identification or analysis. There is […]

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Urban Bee Keeping Information

  Are you an beekeeper or know of someone who is interested in bee keeping?  Discover some of the unique places where bees thrive!  The Wisconsin Public Television website has a very informative video of a 2006 interview with Harris Byers from the Milwaukee County Cooperative Extension. Harris discusses bee habitats, the lack of pollinators in the area, […]

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