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Manifest Riverwest

by Janice Christensen Since January, 2012, many residents of Riverwest have been participating in a new style of community organizing. The first phase of the project was called Abundant Riverwest. It was inspired by a book, The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods, by John McKnight and Peter Block. Abundant Riverwest At […]

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‘Home Gr/Own’ Project

City Plans to Make ‘Lemonade’ With ‘Home Gr/Own’ Project by Peggy Schulz

Collaborate:  To work or labor with.  Innovate:  To make new. Lemonade:  A positive product or result arising out of the manipulation of negative or “sour” circumstances.

The City of Milwaukee’s “Home Gr/Own” proposal was named one of 20 finalists in the Bloomberg Challenge early last month.  In essence, the program will transform some of the more than 3,000 vacant lots and nearly 1,000 foreclosed homes which the city – unfortunately – owns, into creative, productive uses, including urban agriculture and urban homesteading.


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September Calendar 2011

thru SEP 8  RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE 815 E Locust, Artists for Gardens: Art Show & Sale of urban agriculture themed art,  

thru SEP 11  MONARCH MIGRATION, Monarch Trail, 9480 W Watertown Plank Rd, Wauwatosa, More info:    

thru SEP 16    UWM UNION ART GALLERY,  Milwaukee: A City Intersected (people & neighborhoods of Milw)     

thru SEP 25   MILW REPERTORY THEATER, Quadracci Powerhouse, Ten Chimneys (see ad Page 11)    

thru OCT 1    REDLINE 1422 N 4th St, Exhibit: Cultural Spaces w/ Dara Larson & Tori Tasch Noon-3PM