There are a lot of reasons to believe in the future of our city center. The biggest? The people stepping up to deliver game-changing ideas.
People like those you see in the above photo (and others) working to deliver a community garden in downtown South Milwaukee.
The group is called Growing South Milwaukee, and they are poised to start turning dirt on garden plots this fall, with planting starting next spring. It will be the culmination of an effort that started in the spring of 2015, with the committee considering several sites before choosing land south of the historic train station on 11th Avenue.
Thirty-three plots are available, measuring around 8×8 feet. Most plots are $30.
More details on Facebook and here … https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2qLEsKj8HyzWHZXOWpaakxtclpjWVV5VkFSNGRKSkVYTHdn/view
The group can also use your financial support. It has established a GoFundMe page, with a goal of raising $6,000. Other significant gifts have come from Caterpillar and Cousin’s.
I encourage you to get behind Growing South Milwaukee, and its mission …
Growing South Milwaukee has a deep rooted mission to create and maintain community gardens that inspire people of all ages to grow together. Our gardeners strengthen the community by planting the seeds of change, sharing knowledge and bringing nutrient rich food back to South Milwaukee.
It’s an ambitious mission, one embodied by its board members …
- President: Leah Manthey
- Vice President: Brooke Gilley
- Secretary: Patricia Heim
- Treasurer: James Davies
Thanks to everyone who is volunteering their time to make this happen!