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Sheila Julson

Sheila Julson is a freelance writer who enjoys capturing the stories behind Milwaukee’s happening food, beverage and urban farming scenes. She also pens articles about holistic health, green living, sustainability and human-interest features. As a long-time fiction writer, her novel, Thorn, placed in the General Fiction quarterfinalist round of the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest. When she’s not hammering away at a computer keyboard, she enjoys hiking, gardening, vegetarian cooking, sewing, making homemade wine (and drinking it) and any other urban homesteading pursuits that catch her interest. She lives on Milwaukee’s South Shore with her musician husband and a spoiled hound dog.

Conceptual artist Paul Druecke has worked in many mediums, both in Milwaukee and nationwide, but in his current project, he brings it home—to his own kitchen. Read more

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Photo Credit: Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

The Michael Fields Agricultural Institute is a nonprofit studying how different strains of hemp grow in Wisconsin, as well as educating local communities. Read more

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Discover which local grocery stores offer pre-order, heat-and-serve Thanksgiving meals that can simply be reheated in the oven. Read more

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With football star Darrell Reid as their guinea pig to test the wellness potential of CBD, brothers Damien and Dee Johnson opened The Hemp Professors. Read more

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Discussion with Rob Richard of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation about the organization’s role in legalizing hemp in Wisconsin. Read more

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Brew City Booch serves kombucha, a sparkling fermented tea drink with live probiotic cultures, which is served cold and fizzy. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Twisted Path Distillery

It’s not overly sweet, nor is it creamy or low in alcohol like most commercial liqueurs, but “falls into a unique category,” Brian Sammons says. Read more

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CBD American Shaman stores, known for their spa-like feel, are taking Wisconsin by storm. Read more

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Branching out from the Door County Brewing Company, Hacienda Beer Company Taproom is a more fun and experimental brewing venture. Read more

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The Wisconsin Hemp Farmers & Manufacturers Association helps to establish dialogue between all the actors in the hemp industry. Read more

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About 59 million Americans spend money out of pocket on alternative medicine approaches, largely because health insurance companies still won’t cover many non-traditional practices. Read more

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Photo Credit: Emily EEineichner

Owners Shiree Bass-Henry and Aisha Henry now have a place where customers can come to experience the sensorial delights of tea and get guidance on the healing power of herbs. Read more

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“My fear is that you have too many inferior products sold by people who don’t know how to help you, and people will try those and say CBD didn’t work,” says Pure Golden Botanicals founder. Read more

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Expanding from Minneapolis to Milwaukee, Indeed Brewing Company celebrated the grand opening of their Walker’s Point taproom on Friday, Sept. 6. Read more

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Photo credit: Green Crown Extracts

Discussion with Larry Konopacki, general counsel for the Wisconsin Hemp Alliance, about how to move hemp forward. Read more

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The new café on North King Drive has added CBD-infused beverages to its food menu in order to bring healthier options to the community. Read more

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Initially interested in CBD to help with his back pain, Derek Smars recently opened a Your CBD Store location in Greenfield. Read more

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Drewry Farms produces three types of maple syrup, continuing a family tradition started in the 1800s. Read more

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Photo credit: Kanna Xclusive Boutique

Opened in July, Kanna Xclusive Boutique is a relaxing boutique offering CBD items. Read more

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River Valley Ranch produces 15,000 pounds of mushrooms a week, as well as an ever-growing collection of locally produced foods. Read more

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