Announcing the Bay View Community Garden

Passing this along. I had eyed this site before, so I’m glad someone is taking the initiative and helping to make it happen.
From Melissa Tashjian:
I just wanted to reach out and share some news about the new Bay View Community Garden site.  The developers of the Hide House have graciously given us a 3 year no-charge lease for the 1/2 block property on Burrell and Deer street. [Zoom in with Street View to see the lot. – JH] I know that Turkey Day is just a few days away but I wanted to invite everyone to help get the soil ready for spring.  There is about 10 bags of chicken poop that I would like to lay down.  Please bring any leaves, hay, or cardbord boxes that you have at your disposal. Have a great Turkey Day!!!  Please respond to let me know if you think you can make it 🙂
This Saturday, 11-28-09, from 1:00-? on the corner of Burrell & Deer street in Bay View.
An unused lot is finding productive use. Very cool.
Comment here if you want to get in touch with Melissa, and I’ll arrange it for you.

The Milwaukee Community Compost Network is directly related to this. Outpost, Stone Creek Coffee, Sven’s Cafe and Transfer Pizzeria are among the many local businesses contribute their food scraps to this cause. All that waste that would have gone to the landfill now goes to help make great nwe soil for the burgeoning urban gardening movement. Thanks to all who help!


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.

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