Alice's Garden


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Happening Now

Though Will Allen’s Growing Power didn’t turn into the thriving business he had hoped it might eventually become, Allen remains very busy in Milwaukee’s urban agriculture scene. Read more

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Cooking and baking were always part of Linda Burrell’s life. That passion led her to form Cakes by Linda Kay in 2011, a small business that creates specialty cakes for any occasion, and cookies, cobbler, pie, cupcakes and more. Read more


Every week, the Shepherd Express will serve as a clearinghouse for all activities in the greater Milwaukee area that peacefully push back against discriminato,Saving Our Democracy Read more

Saving Our Democracy

Innovations and Wellness Commons (1617 W. North Ave.), an endeavor led by Walnut Way Conservation Corporation, opened last to combat the problem of poor nutrition and food insecurity. The building houses The Juice Kitchen; Outpost Natural F... Read more



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Angela Moragne and her daughter, Stevey Pitts, both used to work for ACORN, but since 2011 have run That Salsa Lady, a locally sourced salsa business that frequents local farmers markets and offers event catering. Read more


You’re probably familiar with The Three Little Pigs and no matter the cultural variation—be it with pigs and a wolf, rabbits and a fox, or ants and a spider—the story is adored by children around the world. Coming to First Stage is George S... Read more


Alice’s Garden is a community garden and urban farm, located at Johnsons Park (N. 21st Street at Garfield and Fond du Lac Avenue). Lutheran lay minister and executive director of the garden, Venice Williams (pronounced Venus) is a “cultura... Read more

Off the Cuff

Founded about 40 years ago, Alice’s Community Garden and Urban Farm (2136 N. 21st St.) is a two-acre expanse of land that offers Milwaukeeans a space to grow food for healthy eating Read more


When Zach Komes’s family moved to the Washington Heights neighborhood, he and his sister Elsa set up a youth-led, fundraising coffee stand as a way to meet people Read more


Let me be clear: Milwaukee is not my hometown. However, it often feels that way. After living outside of a teeny... Read more

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I'm betting that we'll see more gardens sprouting up around the city this summer, thanks to the combination of tough economic times and awareness that homegrown food benefits both the Earth and the soul. Fortunatel... Read more

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