Groundwork Milwaukee

The mission of Groundwork Milwaukee is to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships that empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.

Groundwork Milwaukee is part of the Groundwork USA network of independent, not-for-profit, environmental businesses called Groundwork Trusts. Locally organized and controlled, Groundwork Trusts provide cost effective project development services focused on improving their communities’ environment, economy and quality of life.

Each Trust represents a strong partnership between government, business, foundations, community groups and residents. Projects serve a common agenda and are designed to accomplish other goals such as job training and environmental education. All projects and activities of Groundwork are carried out through a creative mix of staff and volunteers to leverage resources and engage businesses and residents in the transformation of their own communities.

1845 N Farwell Ave
Suite 100
Milwaukee, WI 53202
December 1, 2014
Find out about: #GivingTuesday Reggie's Orchard Junior Young Farmers Florence Lambert & more! Check out the newsletter at the link below:
September 24, 2014
Our Program was highlighted in this year Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee's Campaign video. Check it out!
Mayor Tom Barrett Joins the Green Team for the Day!
September 15, 2014
Our Green Team completed their final project with Mayor Barrett today, planting 12 shrubs on a vacant lot at N. 27th St. and W. Wright St. This project is part of a larger effort of transforming four city owned parcels, planting trees and shrubs in the Vacant Lot Beautification Program.
Register for the Victory Garden Blitz!
May 6, 2014
The Victory Garden Blitz provides hundreds of affordable raised garden beds for residents in Greater Milwaukee, while simultaneously bringing together hundreds of volunteers for an inspiring day of community-building.
Community Garden Grants
February 22, 2014
Groundwork Milwaukee through our Milwaukee Urban Gardens program is offering grants to improve or start community gardens in Milwaukee. What is offered? Up to $300 to existing community gardens Up to $500 to develop a new community garden Up to $500 to construct a rainwater harvesting system Who can apply?
February 15, 2014
by Scottie Lee Meyers During a recent presentation at the Groundwork Milwaukee community gardening workshop, Tim McCollow pulled up a map of Milwaukee covered with thousands of colored dots representing city-owned foreclosures and vacant lots.
Groundwork USA wins Department of Interior Conservation Award
January 22, 2014
Groundwork Milwaukee’s national affiliate, Groundwork USA, is honored with a major award recognizing outstanding community work. Groundwork Milwaukee, founded in 2006, has an outstanding record of working with neighborhoods-of-need to transform blight into community assets.
December 18, 2013
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District will start the New Year by embarking on a storm-water control plan for the N. 30th St. industrial corridor, after approval of the strategy Monday by the district's 11-member commission.
November 9, 2013
The locally organized and controlled nonprofit Groundwork Milwaukee (GWM), part of the national organization Groundwork USA, works to develop community-based partnerships in the greater Milwaukee area in order to transform old industrial sites, vacant lots and/or abandoned places into revitalized
October 16, 2013
An ominous sky dark with rain clouds was overhead, but there was still a fine turnout of more than 100 people, many of whom arrived by bike, for Saturday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the expanded Kinnickinnic River Trail.
September 18, 2013
Work to naturalize the Kinnickinnic River continues, and community groups are stepping up to get neighbors invested in the effort. Back in the 1960s the KK was heavily modified to reduce flood risk -- or at least that was the intent. Concrete panels were installed along parts of the river, but over the least few decades, flooding has persisted and the river has become badly polluted.
August 29, 2013
This issue features the following stories:
 Mr. Nick DeMarsh, Groundwork Milwaukee; Mr. Bruce Wiggins, Milwaukee Urban Gard
July 18, 2013
The Nutrition Education for Young Farmers Project is a partnership between Groundwork Milwaukee (GWM) and the UWM Nutritional Sciences Program, located in the College of Health Sciences Department of Kinesiology and Biomedical Sciences.
June 16, 2013
United Community Gardens Rays of Sunshine Community Gardens Nigella Commons Community Gardens Florence C. Lambert Community Garden Borchert Field C.A.R.E.S. Community Garden 60th & Green Tree Community Garden
June 8, 2013
Check out our first combined newsletter following the merger! This issue includes the following stories: Summer Celebration Get a CSA subscription from Groundwork's Young Farmers MUG Bucks still available Superfood of the Month: Tomatoes Get Discounts, Support our Sponsors! Bayshore Community Foundation Partnership
May 31, 2013
In cooperation with Weber’s Garden Centers, Groundwork Milwaukee and Milwaukee Urban Gardens (“MUG”) are expanding the successful “MUG Bucks” program that began in 2012. The program supports and helps our MUG Gardens.
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