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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
Mayor Tom Barrett’s HOME GR/OWN Initiative pays tribute to the legacy of Ezekiel Gillespie by collaborating with community partners to repurpose vacant land into an attractive and environmentally sustainable park for neighborhood residents. Learn more...
We want to help make repurposing vacant lots and increasing access to healthy, local food as easy as possible, so we've gathered common urban ag FAQs.
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Growing Power, Stark Bros and HOME GR/OWN collaborate for a healthier Milwaukee.
Tim McCollow, HOME GR/OWN Program Manager
Urban Ag Formal Legislative Amendment
Presentation: Proposed Zoning Updates: April 2014 (Updates found near end of presentation)
City of Milwaukee VACANT LOT HANDBOOK
Video created in collaboration with Wisconsin Foodie and Harvest Motion Design.
Funds donated to HOME GR/OWN will be used to support City-owned vacant lot projects which coincide with the following HOME GR/OWN objectives:
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