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community gardens

Community gardens abound in Milwaukee County. The map shows the location of many, but they achanging as resources of land and people change. Some gardens are managed through the University of Wisconsin Extension: Milwaukee County Urban Agriculture Program. Call 414-290-2405 for a list of graden plot locations, guidelines and regulations for use. Or contact the Milwaukee Community Gardening Coalition at 414-777-0483. The Mlwaukee Community Service Corps, AmeriCorps-funded Green Crew 414-276-6272, builds community gardens, trains people to use them, grows vegetables for food pantries and assists with setting up low-cost farmers markets.

Chism Community Garden
300 W Bruce. Call 414-290-2405.

Coldspring Garden
28th and McKinley. Call 414-290-2405.

Community Garden
11th and Garfield. Call 414-290-2405.

Community Garden
17th and State. Call 414-290-2405.

Community Garden
Thea and Locust. Call 414-290-2405.

Community Garden
20th and Garfield. Call 414-290-2405.

Community Garden
21st and Wright. Call 414-290-2405.

Community Garden
25th and Vliet. Call 414-290-2405.

Community Garden
26th and Clybourn. Call 414-290-2405.

Community Garden
29th and Clybourn. Call 414-290-2405.

Community Garden
32nd and Cherry. Call 414-934-0587 or 414-344-6577.

Community Garden
33rd and Galena. Call 414-934-0587.

Community Garden
36th and Meinecke. Call 414-290-2405.

Community Garden
41st and Morgan. Call 414-290-2405.

Community Garden
4th and Vine. Call 414-290-2405.

Community Garden
5th and Mineral. Call 414-290-2405.

Community Garden
73rd and Florist. Call 414-290-2405.

Community Garden
400 sq ft plots are available. Milwaukee County Grounds. Call 414-290-2405.

Community Garden
16th and Galena. Call 414-290-2405.

Community Garden
5th and Rogers.

Community Garden
26th and Vine. Call 414-290-2405.

Community Garden
2nd and Clarke. Call 414-290-2405.

Community Garden
40th Street and Florist Ave.

Fondy Community Garden
Fond du lac and 22nd Street.

Gingerbread Youth Garden
1st Street and Center.

Havenwood Youth Demonstration Garden
6141 N Hopkins St. Call 414-521-0232.

Hillside Community Garden
10th and Walnut.

Hope House Community Garden
4th and Greenfield.

Journey House Youth Garden
17th and Washington.

Journey House Youth Garden
22nd and Greenfield,.

John Wallace Youth Garden
24th and Brown.

McDowell School Youth Garden
17th and State.

Mount Carmel Youth Garden
58th and Layton.

Timmerman Community Garden
W. Appleton Ave and 94th Street.

Oak Creek Community Garden Plots
Milwaukee County Oak Creek lots. Call 414-290-2405.

Parkman Middle School Youth Garden
14th and Atkinson.

Pat Maben Youth Garden
21st and Concordia.

UCC Youth Garden
8th and Washington.

Urban Tree Nursery
39th and Lloyd.

Urban Waldorf School Youth Garden
26th and Brown.

Victory School Youth Garden
23rd and Ramsey.

Walnut Hill Community Garden
1700 blk N. 35th St. Call 414-934-0587

Washington Heights Youth Garden
51st and Garfield.

Youth Futures Youth Garden
38th and Lloyd.

4-H Youth Garden
8th and Burleigh.

farmers markets

In Milwaukee County, farmers' markets have become an established source of fresh produce throughout the summer and fall months. Find out about Farmer's Markets in Milwaukee County and across the state.

eco agricultural sites

You may obtain fresh, organically grown food from farmers in the Milwaukee area by subscribing to a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) operation. For a yearly subscription fee, freshly harvested produce is delivered weekly or monthly to a pickup point in your neighborhood, or you can sometimes pick your own. Membership and delivery fees vary. Call the Great Lakes Area CSA Coalition at 414-437-5971. Here are some local operations:
  • Genesee Community Farm, Waukesha, 414-285-7070
  • Margaret's Market, Waukesha, 414-286-7070
  • Prairie Dock Farm, Watertown, 920-261-4292
  • Rare Earth Farm, Belgium, 414-285-7070
  • Shepard's Sanctuary Farm, Elkhorn, 414-742-3131
  • Springdale Farm, Plymouth, 920-892-4856
  • Wellspring Gardens, West Bend, 800-924-6755
For some, food resources can be scarce. If you grow extra fruit or vegetables, you can donate them to Second Harvest Food Bank through their Plant-a-Row program. Call 414-931-7400 for more information.

organic produce

Outpost Natural Foods
A community cooperative started in 1970, Outpost is known for excellent produce, baked goods and health products. Workshops held monthly. 100 E Capitol Drive. Call 414-961-2597.

Outpost Natural Foods
Opening soon, the second Outpost will feature a "green" building site using energy efficient technologies, recycled materials, natural landscaping and low-impact sustainable processes. The site is also a remediated brownfield. Outpost has taken a step forward in integrating their mission into their physical presence. 70th and State Street. For more information and to find out when they will open call 414-961-2597.

vegetarian and natural foods

Milwaukee is known for the quality and variety of its restaurants, and vegetarian dining is no exception. Many restaurants list vegetarian meals on their regular menus, some are exclusively vegan. For an excellent guide to vegetarian dining, look in the Outpost Exchange, the Outpost's monthly publication. Call 414-964-7789.

Beans and Barley
Vegetarian deli and restaurant. Sells organic products from food to vitamins. Also provides catering services. 1901 E. North Avenue. Call 414-278-7878.

Si's Vegetarian Kitchen
Vegetarian restaurant. 4320 N. Oakland Ave. Call 414-964-8343.

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