Friends of Milwaukee's Downtown Forest

The purpose of Friends of Milwaukee’s Downtown Forest is to envision, design, advocate, and install Permaculture based Urban Edible Forests in metropolitan Milwaukee. This design shall incorporate permaculture guilds as models for others to replicate. FMDF will seek individuals,

We seek Friends who can come together and create an alternate dialogue for 1500 N Milwaukee St (320 E Ogden) refocusing the developer's glass, steel and concrete lenses. The triple (quad) bottom line benefits of this effort will enhance the livability of Milwaukee's downtown. It will bring emotional, social, environmental and economic benefits to our city.

Who We Are
<p>The Park East Corridor has been an area of interest since 2011 when I guerrilla-planted two peach pits there. Early in 2016, a newspaper article informed me of the new developments planned in that area. At the same time "Integrated Forest Gardening was published. I knew this last open site was destined to be an urban food forest with 15 model permaculture guilds and 10 raised bed gardens. I started a Facebook page and to meet with people and organizations in MKE that might be able to help advocate for this vision.
What We Do
<p>We are currently advocates for permaculture sites in green spaces and spaces needing "greening", from downtown at 1510 N Milwaukee to the Inner Harbor Development to the Menomonee Valley to that empty lot in your neighborhood. As we gain support we will begin to raise funds for long term commitment to these areas for oversight and maintenance.</p>
October 08, 2017 to November 03, 2017
From October 8, the Feast of St Francis, to November 3rd, the Feast of St Martin de Porres, Patron of social Justice Friends of Milwaukee's Downtown Forest seek 1000 signatures to advocate for a livable city.