HOME GR/OWN Milwaukee
empowers residents to transform neighborhoods by re-purposing vacant lots into community assets that spark new economic opportunities around local, healthy food production and distribution. HOME GR/OWN is an initiative of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, led by the Office of Environmental Sustainability
- Work to transform neighborhoods. HOME GR/OWN concentrates City and partner resources in targeted neighborhoods, in order to catalyze the biggest change.
- Make it easier to access local food and re-purpose vacant lots. We work within City government to streamline processes, permitting and ordinances make it easier to access to healthy food, new food-based entrepreneurship and vacant lot re-purposing.
- Work within community food systems. HOME GR/OWN is working to link local growers to local markets, and creating new jobs and opportunities.