Westlawn Gardens ‘building block’ to revitalize northwest side

Westlawn Gardens ‘building block’ to revitalize northwest side

April 1, 2014
Westlawn Gardens, which replaced half of the old Westlawn public housing complex, is a MANDI finalist for its unique design and environmental features. Though it’s been open less than a year, the project is changing how people view the city’s northwest side.

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Innovative charter school plans move to Silver City

Innovative charter school plans move to Silver City

February 20, 2014
Escuela Verde held a do-it-yourself workshop to demonstrate the school’s hands-on learning approach and raise funds to help relocate the school to Silver City.

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Rotary arboretum offers year-round learning for city kids

Rotary arboretum offers year-round learning for city kids

February 14, 2014
Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and animal tracking are just a few of the activities for students on winter field trips at the Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum, a MANDI finalist.

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City hopes to turn vacant lots to garden plots

City hopes to turn vacant lots to garden plots

February 13, 2014
City officials and community groups are working together to transform the growing number of foreclosed properties and vacant lots into community garden spaces.

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Aquaponics classes introduce students to STEM careers

Aquaponics classes introduce students to STEM careers

January 31, 2014
Aquaponics classes will be added at five more MPS schools thanks to a $98,000 grant from AT&T and NEA Foundation.

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Subzero temperatures leave hungry people out in the cold

Subzero temperatures leave hungry people out in the cold

January 30, 2014
As Milwaukee endured its coldest weather in nearly 20 years, some local food pantries and meal programs were forced to temporarily close, leaving some low-income residents without access to food.

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Renovation of foreclosed duplex results in ‘net energy bill of zero’

Renovation of foreclosed duplex results in ‘net energy bill of zero’

January 16, 2014
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors has transformed a vacant foreclosed duplex on the South Side to single-family home that produces as much energy as it uses.

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Growing Power celebrates ‘good food revolution’

Growing Power celebrates ‘good food revolution’

December 12, 2013
Growing Power hosted a fundraiser to celebrate 20 years as a nonprofit organization and leader in the farm-to-table revolution.

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For young adults in Metcalfe Park, jobs building rain garden marks ‘watershed’ moment

For young adults in Metcalfe Park, jobs building rain garden marks ‘watershed’ moment

October 25, 2013
Three Metcalfe Park community organizations and a group of young adults built a rain garden at a community garden, hoping neighbor residents will follow suit on their own property.

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Cyclists applaud scenic slice of KK River Trail

Cyclists applaud scenic slice of KK River Trail

October 18, 2013
Cyclists and families from the South Side and around the city are praising a new section of the KK River Trail for its beauty and safety.

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