WHAT CAN I DO?

Use the resources below to be more sustainable in your home or business, and to help your neighborhood. You can help us reach our goals!

  • HOME GR/OWN: Milwaukee initiative to transform neighborhoods by repurposing properties to help grow healthy food systems
  • Milwaukee Food Council: Collaboration to build sustainable regional food system
  • Milwaukee Urban Gardens: Nonprofit land trust dedicated to acquiring and preserving urban land and partnering with neighborhoods to cultivate healthy gardens and communities
  • Community Gardens: Milwaukee offers seasonal garden permits for residents who would like to garden on a nearby vacant lot
  • Growing Power: Nonprofit helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality affordable food for people in all communities
  • Walnut Way Conservation Corps: Nonprofit that works to sustain an economically diverse and neighborly community through civic engagement, environmental stewardship and economic enterprise
  • Alice's Garden: Urban community garden in Milwaukee providing support for family connections to land and food
  • Center for Resilient Cities: A nonprofit that practices sustainable community development
  • Victory Garden Initiative: Organization that provides support, education and resources for urban gardeners
  • Hunger Taskforce: Organization that works to prevent hunger by providing food to people in need today and by promoting social policies to achieve a hunger free community tomorrow
  • Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin: A food bank that serves 330,000 people in eastern Wisconsin
  • University of Wisconsin Extension: Programs in southeast Wisconsin on Family Living, Horticulture & Urban Agriculture, Youth Development and Community, Natural Resources & Economic Development
  • Vincent High School: MPS High School has an active urban agriculture program
  • Milwaukee Public Theatre: MPT offers a "Food for Thought Resource Guide" with resources for starting your own garden, eating healthier foods, and getting involved with neighborhood initiatives

Share your commitment with others. Use #ReFreshMKE to show us how you're ReFreshing Milwaukee through social media, and see how others are part of #ReFreshMKE.

There are so many resources available already. We are continually adding to this list and working to make it as accessible and usable as possible. Are we missing something? Let us know! Email your question or resource to sustainability@milwaukee.gov