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We aim to avoid the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.

 

Programs

Urban Garden Project
  • Pillar: Sustainability, Public Health, Science Education
  • Objective: Empower urban communities to be sustainable, healthy, and independent with their food choices through education on small space gardening.
  • Details: Workshop every other month at the Milwaukee Women’s Center. Workshops teach skills in sustainability and public health through science education.
    • Workshop topics –
      • Composting and growing plants from kitchen scraps
      • Buying nutritious food on a budget
      • Indoor herb gardening and sprouting/soaking seeds
      • Starting seeds indoors for spring planting
      • Installing outdoor garden beds
      • Planting vegetables and flowers, bee demonstration
  • Goals: To make urban gardening part of everyday life while at the Women’s Center and to inspire residents to become urban gardeners at their future homes.

The Women’s Center provides comprehensive services and treatment for women, men, and children whose lives have been affected by domestic violence, addiction, mental health issues, and poverty. Our objective is to empower urban communities to be sustainable, healthy, and independent with their food choices through education on small space gardening.

 

8/29 Workshop Summary

Kompost Kids joined us to teach their “Turning Scraps into Plants” workshop. 8 women and 4 children attended the workshop.

Marion (Kompost Kids) talked about what composting is, why it is important and explained the process. Marion also demonstrated how to reuse common kitchen scraps to grow more food. Residents learned how to plant green onions in the compost Marion provided to grow more green onions! They also learned how to root parsley and other herbs to grow their own plants.

Residents asked questions about composting, shared stories about their own gardening experiences and were excited to leave the workshop with their own green onion and parsley plants!

The Women’s Center was excited to have us and Kompost Kids there and said, “It is so wonderful to offer these unique opportunities to our residents!”