Green Champions for Chris Larson fundraiser tonight @ Sweet Water Organics

Green Champions for Chris Larson to support Supervisor Chris Larson for State Senate at Sweet Water Organics 2153 S. Robinson Ave., Milwaukee, WI Thursday, August 26th 6:30-8:30pm$50 suggested contribution all contributions gratefully accepted Please join fellow progressives and pro-choice advocates in supporting the next state leader from Milwaukee, Chris Larson, in his run for StateContinue reading “Green Champions for Chris Larson fundraiser tonight @ Sweet Water Organics”

Milwaukee’s old manufacturing base at Rockwell takes another body blow

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”

Milwaukee’s urban fish farm makes the Wall Street Journal

It’s encouraging that the effort at Sweet Water Organics seem to be paying off, as the Wall Street Journal is the latest and perhaps most widely-read media body to report on it. Their story ran in today’s issue, which is available online here. It’s been a while since I’ve been inside Sweet Water, but IContinue reading “Milwaukee’s urban fish farm makes the Wall Street Journal”

Growing Power’s Urban & Small Farm Conference, Sept 10-12, 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”

Perch Auction Party at Sweet Water Organics, Wed. Jan. 20th, 5 to 8 p.m.

This is from the most benevolent “Olde” James Godsil, now of Sweet Water Organics. These auction-parties are a lot of fun, even if you don’t buy any fish: Dear All, A great time has been had by all who have attended the first two Sweet Water Perch Auction Party. Good food, Lakefront beer, wine, HowardContinue reading “Perch Auction Party at Sweet Water Organics, Wed. Jan. 20th, 5 to 8 p.m.”

From the Must-be-doing-something-right Dept.

While one may think that I’d be making a lot more blog posts, what with my graduation from college and my schedule having (momentarily) “opened like to petals of the lotus flower — though not nearly as ‘groovy‘ as that sounds.” Instead, this blog has been kind of inactive for a while. With good reason.Continue reading “From the Must-be-doing-something-right Dept.”

Graduating from college, a little later in life than usual

At the  wonderful party over at Sweet Water Organics last Wednesday night — the next party/fish auction will be happening on the 30th — I was moved by a conversation with my dear friend (James) Godsil. He encouraged me to share the story of my recent graduation from college. You see, there’s a trend orContinue reading “Graduating from college, a little later in life than usual”

Do you need wood chips? As in, truckloads of them?

Forward of sorts from my dear friend Godsil: Sweet Water Organics has been blessed with perhaps 100 truck loads of wood chips for its vermiculture based fish vegetable farm from the largest private tree trimming firm in Milwaukee, which had been wasting all kinds of gas and labor costs hauling them to somewhere around 120thContinue reading “Do you need wood chips? As in, truckloads of them?”

The almost-final harvest of 2009 is in the house

As mentioned previously, with tbe approaching frost comes the need to bring the last crops in from the gardens, save for the brussels sprouts, carrots, and potatoes. Well, we did that today. We brought in many green tomatoes, broccoli, hot and sweet peppers, more green tomatoes, (tiny) cucumbers, a big batch of beans, and stillContinue reading “The almost-final harvest of 2009 is in the house”

Abandoned Milwaukee factory becomes a fish farm

Sweet Water Organics is the name that is emblazoned upon a marvelous story of urban reclamation. Once an abandoned factory and an industrial slum, the site has been transformed into a thriving an urban farm, where they grow fish and vegetables in the same structure. WUWM did a story on the farm back in July,Continue reading “Abandoned Milwaukee factory becomes a fish farm”