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Further Down Stream April 2005

Looking to expand your backyard garden plot? Check out the public garden plots for rent at the historic County Grounds and other locations! Riverwest native Tracy Wasielewski is the project manager for FEEDS, the Food and Ecosystem Educational Demonstration Sites project sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Extension. She is working with the Urban Agriculture Department in Milwaukee County to extend knowledge of and participation in the county’s community rental gardens for urban residents in the ’05 growing season. So if you’re looking to make homemade taste even better… grow your own heirloom, exotic, and pesticide-free vegetables or find a great new way to meet people and get some exercise, check out the garden plots. Call the University of Wisconsin Extension, Garden Rentals at 414-290-2405, or visit online at http://milwaukee.uwex.edu For more information on the FEEDS project, contact Tracy Wasielewski at Milwaukee County UW Extension, 932 S 60th St., West Allis, or call 414-290-2418.