Interest in gardening continues to grow in Milwaukee

As the Awesome Depression deepens, the Journal Sentinel and JSOnline have picked up a strong and consistent stream of stories on gardening. In print, we have seen columns on making compost, a much better form of fertilizer than any artificial product ever could be. Online, they offer a series of podcasts with tips for growing vegetables among other topics.

While this is good, a better pursuit is to meet up with local gardeners who can share their experience with growing food. My little group meets on Tuesdays around 8:30AM onward at Anodyne Coffee Roasting on S. KK in Bay View. It’s well worth it if you can make it.

Also, check out Milwaukee Urban Gardens and the Milwaukee Urban Agriculture Network. Both of these groups can help you find more people who garden in and around Milwaukee. There are many more than you might think, and even more than that who want to do it. Now is the time — join us! It will only benefit you.

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.

One thought on “Interest in gardening continues to grow in Milwaukee”

  1. How cool is that? I hadn’t heard of MUAN before and at first thought, oh, another thing to join and create a password for- but the forum topics really look worthwhile.
    And yes, compost is awesome.

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