Perusing Tom Daykin’s Land and Space blog tonight, these pieces caught my eye: • New King Drive apartment building, food market opening • Everest College wins approval for downtown campus; • New apartments opening at Grand Avenue’s Plankinton building That is in reverse chronological order, but follow in geographical order, north to south. So let’sContinue reading “Three redevelopment notes from northside, downtown Milwaukee”
I asked one of the servers at Transfer Pizzeria, “Did you hear about the electrical workers at Rockwell?” “No,” she said. “What’s up?” “They got laid off.” “Oh. That explains why I haven’t seen them in about a month. They used to come in here once a week. They were a great crowd…” • •Continue reading “Milwaukee’s old manufacturing base at Rockwell takes another body blow”
Heck yeah. Growing Power’s head honcho gets some love. But while Time casts urban ag as a lower class phenomenon found in the inner city, the six raised beds in my back yard, the one in my next door neighbor’s yard are in a very middle class part of Bay View, and the one hundredContinue reading “Congrats to Will Allen, one of Time’s 100 most influential people of 2010”
Thanks to the iconic Sweet Water Organics and Growing Power, Milwaukee is quickly becoming known as a center for urban gardening and urban farming. That’s to say nothing of the numerous community gardens and microfarms that are springing up all around town. Here’s Growing Power’s text about the conference: Come to Milwaukee and help growContinue reading “Growing Power’s Urban & Small Farm Conference, Sept 10-12, 2010”
Details over on JS. Who woulda figured that big Will was hanging with Bill Clinton?
Will Allen, Milwaukee’s champion of microfarming and urban agriculture, will be among the participants in a two-day, intensive, hands-on workshop will show how sustainable, healthy local food production can be developed in an urban setting. According to the host group Feed Denver, this will be the first such workshop to occur “west of the MississippiContinue reading “Will Allen to visit Denver for “From the Ground Up” Workshop Weekend”
More adulation for Milwaukee’s very own urban farmer extraordinaire, this time in the pages of O Magazine.
A story on Milwaukee’s own champion urban farmer Will Allen has appeared in the July 1, 2009 issue of the New York Times. I haven’t had a chance to look at it yet, but local renaissance man James Godsil hails the four page long story as “great step for our movement.” Enjoy!