by Peggy Schulz
A day before President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, All Peoples Church, at the corner of West Clarke and North 2nd Streets, held an afternoon of activities to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Photo and Story by Janice Christensen
“They’re guardians,” Marina Lee explains, referring
to the brightly-colored fiberglass sea monsters,
giraffes and creatures of mystery that inhabit her
back yard and so many Milwaukee playgrounds and
schoolyards. Kids need guardians to watch over them,
and Marina’s sculptures provide them.
It may not be Florida, but for green-deprived Riverwesters at this time of the year, the next best thing to going south is to visit Kellner’s Greenhouses, the Garden of the Month for March.
Will Allen looks happy with a pitchfork in his hands, turning the soil that’s dark and rich with worm castings. The diffused light in the greenhouse gleams off his face and arms. The air is warm and moist; it feels nourishing in the lungs. You can almost chew it.
Today is Wednesday, Oct. 20. For the past few days, Will has spent a lot of time standing behind a podium at the Midwest Express Center. He and his Growing Power staff have been playing the gracious host to almost 500 people from all over the country attending the eighth annual national Community Food Security Coalition conference, October 16 through 19.