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RUHS Newsletter Featuring Belzella Family Alumni and Scholarship

SUPPORTING MILWAUKEE’S OLDEST PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL  The Bezella Family Establishes Scholarship In 2020 the RUHS Foundation awarded its first Bezella Family Scholarship. The family has an extensive history at Riverside and the family’s business, Kellner Greenhouse on Humboldt Avenue, was well known in Riverwest and on the east side. An applicant for the yearly renewable […]

Posted inEcology and the Environment, Green Spaces Briefs, Riverwest History, Telling Our Stories

Our History Begins With The River

by Tom Tolan (Editor’s nore: This was first published in the January 2003 edition of the Riverwest Currents) You could argue that it was the Milwaukee River, threading its way between glacial ridges, that determined the future character of the Riverwest neighborhood. By digging a deep valley, it created steep banks that would be attractive […]

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Metamorphosis

METAMORPHOSIS What will urban agriculture in Milwaukee look like without Growing Power? When Will Allen announced his retirement in November, 2017, one could almost feel the foundations of the urban agriculture movement do a little seismic shuffle. A potful of micro- greens teetered and fell off a shelf. Worm castings sifted through a screen of […]