Walnut Way has a beautifully restored property, courtesy of Craftsmen Restoration Guild, available in the Lindsay Heights Community.
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By: Tyler Weber, Wisconsin Population Health Fellow
We are happy to share with you a new collaboration between the City of Milwaukee Health Department’s Empowering Families of Milwaukee (EFM) home visitation program and Walnut Way.
Bring your family, friends, and a dish to share with you on Tuesday, July 17th, from 5:30-8:00pm to the Healthy Neighborhood Celebration at Alice's Garden (21st Street and Garfield Avenue). Festivities begin with grilling and a potluck dinner at 5:30 and a welcome and program at 6:00pm. The celebration gets moving with cooking, drumming, and creation stations for kids at 6:30 and a labyrinth walk in the garden at 7:15pm.
Neighbors and community partners came together on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at North Division High School to check in on the 8 strategies of the Lindsay Heights Quality of Life Plan. Amazing folks who live and serve in the Lindsay Heights community gathered to talk about program for Youth & Families in Lindsay Heights and to look for ways we can better serve neighbors.
The Growing Healthy Soil for Healthy Communities (GHSHC) program at Walnut Way is working with partners: Sixteenth Street Community Health Center, Medical College of Wisconsin and Symbiont, to study the soil in our neighborhood to see if lead is present. Lead in the soil can possibly harm kids under age 6 playing in the yard or eating vegetables grown in contaminated soil.
The signature Walnut Way Gardens to Market (G2M) Teen Internship program will begin in late June. We look forward to the 6th year of programming with neighborhood youth. Teens will work in the garden gaining skills in urban agriculture and professional development. You can find our teens at Fondy Market on Saturday selling the produce they grew in the Walnut Way gardens. To learn more about the G2M program please contact David Johnson at (414)264-2326 or email@example.com
Spread the word! Walnut Way Conservation Corporation is hosting our 13th Annual Neighborhood Lift Up event on Saturday April 21st from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. About 150 Walnut Way neighbors and friends will gather at the Walnut Way Center (2240 N. 17th Street) to shake off the winter blues and reconnect with each other as we spruce up our neighborhood and begin planting the Walnut Way gardens.
WALNUT WAY PART-TIME ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION & AGRICULTURE INTERN (EEA Intern)
REPORTS TO: Walnut Way Environmental Education Coordinator
Every night, an abundance of flavors come together in the kitchens of Lindsay Heights.
Our thanks to everyone who contributed to a successful Lindsay Heights Report to Community. Approximately 100 people attended the event, graciously hosted by North Division High School. The central Learning Community presentation highlighted Public Safety, voted highest priority at previous events. Small Group "Table Talk" discussions provided focused on all eight Quality of Life Plan strategies.
The attached R2C booklet features agencies currently serving the Lindsay Heights community, a great resource for residents.
The Lindsay Heights Craftsmen Guild has worked tirelessly to restore a beautiful Victorian home at 2205 N. 16th Street. Built in 1905, this historic home has been carefully renovated to highlight its rich character while also receiving modern updates such as solar powered hot water heaters. The old world charm has been combined with state-of-the-art efficiency in this fully renovated duplex in the desirable Lindsay Heights Neighborhood.Be a part of it!
Mary Leach-Sumlin, Sales Agent 414-372-3543
Milwaukee winters can be rough. In an effort to promote our mission of environmental stewardship and creating prosperity, here are a few resources to help reduce your energy costs this winter:
The Milwaukee Energy Efficiency program, Me2, helps City of Milwaukee homeowners, businesses and other property owners make energy efficiency improvements. Me2 offers low-interest financing and other incentives to make energy efficiency upgrades easy and affordable.
Our annual event Harvest Day was a fantastic show of community in action. Each year we look forward to celebrating the success of summer activities and preparing for a new year of possibilities. On Saturday, October 1st we recognized the strength of the Lindsay Heights community.Over 600 people gathered on 17th Street to join in the fun and information sharing. We're already planning for next year. Remember to put this amazing event on your new 2012 calendars!
2012 Harvest Day
Saturday, October 6th 2012
Outpost Natural Foods is joining Walnut Way to support community health.
Youth working in Alice's Garden and Walnut Way have been gathering together this summer to share their program experiences and learn from one another. They have participated in reading circles and yoga in addition to their regular gardening work. Check out this slide show prepared by Fatuma who has been working in Alice's Garden this season.
On May 25th 2011, Walnut Way was recognized for design excellence. Projects are selected for the Mayor's Design Award for contributing to the character of their surroundins, adding value to their neighborhood, and enhancing the urban fabric. Sharon and Larry Adams accepted the award on behalf of Walnut Way on Wednesday evening at the UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning.
The restoration of this Walnut Way property was a team effort. Together we thank all who have contributed to the beauty and resilience of this historic home.
YOU’RE INVITED!Healthy Neighborhood Celebration!Hosted by the Lindsay Heights Neighborhood Health AllianceTuesday, July 19th*, 5:30-8:00pmat Alice’s Garden(21st Street & Garfield Avenue)Celebrate the success of the Neighbor-to-Neighbor programs and enjoy a healthy summer evening. Bring your family, friends, and a dish to share. All are welcome! • 5:30pm Potluck dinner and grilling begins
Walnut Way has been selected as a finalist for Communities Take Root a program which provides fruit orchards for community organizations like Walnut Way. Beginning April 15, voting begins for the 2011 Communities Take Root program. Edy’s Fruit Bars will launch a nation-wide public relations and media campaign, encouraging people across the United States to visit www.CommunitiesTakeRoot.com to cast their vote. We need your help to make sure Walnut Way wins! Visit www.communitiestakeroot.com to cast your vote. Please share with all your friends and family!
A new report , Why Place and Race Matter, makes the undeniable case that race must be central to the decisions made by policymakers, advocates, and community leaders if we ever hope to close the racial health gap.
Spring is a time of renewal, here at Walnut Way we are excited for the season and the opportunity for community-based events which rekindle our connections to the outdoors and to eachother. We hope you can join us for these:Walnut Way Booth at Realators Home & Garden Show-Saturday/Sunday April 2nd &3rd 10am-6pm @ State Fair Park (for tickets contact Angeline at 264-2326 or Angeline@walnutway.org)Community Planning Council Meeting- Saturday, April 16th 10am-12:30pm @ Northside YMCA
Our sincere thanks to over 30 volunteers who joined in for the Walnut Way Neighborhood Lift Up on Saturday, April 23rd. Over 50 bags of garbage were picked up and the entire lot at Garden #1 was prepped and planted with collards, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, and peas. We are so grateful to our many volunteers, Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful, and Webers Greenhouse for their support.
You are invited to listen, learn, and let your voice be heard…
On January 24th, Lindsay Heights Quality of Life Plan workgroups will reconvene and report to the community. Residents, steering team members, work group members, and community partners that worked to complete the Lindsay Heights Quality of Life Plan in 2009 will gather to receive updates of the work, next steps and to give feedback.
Now is a great time to get involved! Neighbors and stakeholders are welcome.
We’re still celebrating the season here at Walnut Way. Our gardens and orchards have produced over 400 pounds of vegetables and fruits already! Three new backyard vegetable gardens have been planted this year. We’re sharing the joy of growing and eating healthy foods with more neighbors each season. There is much to do in our fall gardens. Garlic and spring flower bulbs are planted through November. We will continue harvesting until after the first frost.
The Alliance is a gathering of community-anchored groups, neighbors, friends and partners that promote and serve as a resource for health. We define health as a personal and community condition that reflects the fullest attainment and expression of physical, mental, environment, spiritual, and economic potential.
Children from local schools, summer camps, and day care facilities tour the Walnut Way Center gardens and orchards to learn about growing healthy foods and healthy communities. Big kids have also joined the fun. We offer free public tours on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 5:30pm. Private tours and field trips can also be scheduled. This is a great time of year to visit!
Walnut Way acquired and began rehabbing two-four unit foreclosed houses on 16th Street. Contractors for plumbing, roofing, drywall and masonry live in Lindsay Heights. The 8 units have been beautifully restored with both aesthetic features such as hardwood floors and renewed woodwork and energy efficient features, including heat and water systems, stove and refrigerator.
The Housing Initiative is in full operation. Long term goals are: