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HOME GR/OWN Projects

Accomplishments Since 2013 Inception:

  • Passage of major revisions to the city's urban agriculture ordinances
  • Aided passage of revised Food Peddler ordinances
  • New community gardens & orchards on City vacant lots: with partners Neu-Life, Groundwork MKE & Infallible Helping Hands
  • Gillespie Park constructed summer 2014; named 2015 MANDI finalist
  • Fundraising targets met to date

2015 Priority Projects:

  • Development and 2015 construction of two new urban farms: Alice's Herbal Farm and Cream City Gardens
  • 2015 construction of new mini-park at 37th St and Center St
  • 20 new orchards and 6 new mini-parks, including Sunshine Park at 14th St. and North Ave., built through Partners for Places grant
  • Final construction on All People's Church orchard stormwater features

There are many other great ideas and potential projects. Please contact us if you have ideas for HOME GR/OWN. For more details on HOME GR/OWN goals review Milwaukee's sustainability plan, ReFresh Milwaukee.

HOME GR/OWN Partnering in the Community:

  • Representation on Milwaukee Food Council steering committee to ensure City collaboration.
  • Representation on Institute for Urban Agriculture & Nutrition steering committee
  • Coordinating vacant lot rehabilitation efforts with the Mayor Barrett's Strong Neighborhoods Plan.
  • Building stronger links between new grower training efforts among local providers.







Contact Us

Tim McCollow, HOME GR/OWN Program Manager
(414) 286-3748

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How You Can Help

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:

  • Increase access to local, healthy food
  • Revitalizing/engaging communities