Tue, Oct 11|
Urban Ecology Center - Riverside Park
MKE Women's Urban Ag Network: Fall Gathering
Time & Location
Oct 11, 2022, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT
Urban Ecology Center - Riverside Park, 1500 E Park Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53211, USA
About the Event
Join us on Tuesday, October 11th in the Community Room of Urban Ecology Center's Riverside Park location, to learn about urban agriculture!
Whether you're just starting to consider getting into urban ag or you've been doing this work for a few years, this event is FOR YOU! You'll hear the stories, struggles, and triumphs of two amazing women doing urban ag work in/near Milwaukee! After the panel we'll split into breakout groups to learn about a few different resources and programs available to Milwaukee County folks interested in urban ag!
The event will end at 6pm but we will stick around until 6:30pm for optional networking over snacks and drinks.
Speakers: Efueko Landry, Beulah Family Homestead & LaDonna Green, Urban Gardener at Alice's Garden in Milwaukee, Katie Boland, Urban Grower with UW Extension Milwaukee County Urban Ag Program
Tabling Organizations: Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), UW Extension Milwaukee County Urban Ag Program, USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), & Urban Ecology Center - Riverside Park.
Wisconsin Women in Conservation Host: Noemy Serrano & Una VanDuval, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
About Urban Ecology Center - Riverside Park
The “green” building that houses their main offices, resource areas and classrooms is home to live animals, informational exhibits and user-friendly resource materials about the environment. Riverside Park includes 15 acres of wooded land and riparian habitat on the east bank of the Milwaukee River and an imaginative habitat-themed playground. The historic park is full of things to discover inside and out!
About Wisconsin Women in Conservation
WiWiC is a state-wide collaborative effort led by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in partnership with Wisconsin Farmers Union, Renewing the Countryside and Marbleseed (formerly MOSES). A three-year multi-faceted project funded by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), WiWiC brings together Wisconsin women landowners to connect and learn about conservation practices, resources, and funding opportunities.