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EARTH DAY: Keeping our Neighborhood Green

by Vince Bushell Green Infrastructure is a term that describes the web of parks, fields, trails, woods, vacant land that make up the undeveloped portion of the urban landscape. Milwaukee neighborhoods need to develop a vision to preserve, promote, and link these resources with a comprehensive plan. Milwaukee River Valley neighborhoods like Riverwest, Brewers Hill, […]

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County Executive Candidates Attend Forum on the Parks

More than 250 people attended a Forum on the Parks sponsored by The Parks Coalition, a group formed last month by several existing parks groups, to hear the views of candidates for County Executive. The forum was the first of seven in March, as County Executive candidates prepare for the April 2 primary election.

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Riverwest Co-op to Serve as CSA Drop-off Point this Summer

by Sonya Jongsma Knauss Rare Earth Farms, a Community Supported Agriculture farm in Belgium, WI, will use the River-west Co-op on Clarke and Fratney as a place to drop off produce for area subscribers this summer. Farmer Steve Young decided to use the co-op as a drop-off point because other drop-off points were becoming crowded. […]

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Greenfolks Garden

by Jennifer Lyon Last May more than fifty neighbors, adults and children alike, gathered together at the vacant lot on Wright Street between Holton and Booth. All weekend long shovels sank into the earth, pickaxes flew, and tillers turned the soil, transforming a forgotten lot into a community garden; a growing space and gathering place. […]

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