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HOME GR/OWN Projects

  • Ezekiel Gillespie Park at 14th & Wright under construction in summer 2014. Learn More.
  • Rainwater catchment system installed fall 2014 at All Peoples’ Orchard located at 1st & Locust.
  • Improved urban agriculture permitting and zoning. Learn More.
  • Alice’s Garden Herbal Farm expansion at 27th & Brown.
  • New community gardens & orchards on City vacant lots: with partners Neu-Life, Groundwork MKE & Infallible Helping Hands.
  • 20 fruit farms on City vacant lots with Growing Power, SNP & Stark Nursery in fall 2014.
  • On-the-job green infrastructure training for City residents. 

One of our 2014 goals is to improve 42 vacant lots this year! 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