So You Want to be a Beekeeper?

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to keep bees? What of the idea of being able to harvest honey right in your own backyard or neighborhood garden. Or what about doing the right thing and helping to pollinate fruit and vegetable plants which provide food for your city. Our Beekeeping for Certification class […]

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The Healing Garden

The Healing Garden John Kozlowski, Claude Foster, Rodney Pearsall and Paul Javins (center front) inside the greenhouse at The Healing Garden. By Yanitz Irizarry Thursday, June 2, 2016 Around the corner from a large green sign that reads: “Milwaukee: population 595,000,” rests a tranquil place that seems anything like a big city. It is easy […]

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Helpful Resources for Beekeepers

“Helpful Resources for Beekeepers” is a compiled list of pertinent, reliable, and current information sources.  This is a document that is flexible and will change annually with new developing information to aid Beekeepers in Southeastern Wisconsin.  In it you can find information on resources, beekeeping associations, local beekeeping supplies, books, and more.  Click here to […]

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Native Wellness Garden of the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center

A unique garden is evolving on Milwaukee’s south side. The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center’s Native Wellness Garden boasts a variety of heritage plants, both food and medicinal. It also includes a heritage orchard with an Oneida apple tree, a Milwaukee apple tree, chokeberry and hazelnut trees plus fruits such as blueberries and strawberries. […]

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Can Urban Gardening Pay Off? MicroFarming Program Explores Income Realities

  Can Urban Gardening Pay Off?  MicroFarming Explores Income Realities Urban agriculture is thriving in Milwaukee County as vacant lots are transformed into gardens and the University of Wisconsin Extension (UWEX) provides 72 acres of rental plots to eager urban farmers and community gardeners, providing fresh food for themselves, farmers’ markets, grocers and local restaurants. UWEX […]

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