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.

Location
1845 N Farwell Ave
Suite 100
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Community Garden Profile: Community Hands Garden

February 8, 2017
Groundwork Milwaukee interviews Cynthia Adams-Burrell, garden leader of Community Hands Garden on 24th and Keefe ave

MUG Garden profiles: Washington Heights Community Garden

February 8, 2017
Groundwork Milwaukee's Antoine Carter interviews Fred James, gardener at the Washington Heights garden in 51st and Lloyd on Milwaukee's North side

Young Farmers Test Their Tastebuds

February 25, 2016
Groundwork Milwaukee's Junior Young Farmers Program offers elementary and middle school aged youth an opportunity to learn gardening skills from readings and experiential based education.
December 20, 2015
Groundwork Milwaukee recognized four innovative gardens in its first annual Milwaukee Urban Gardens Strong Roots Awards on Dec. 3.
December 20, 2015
Groundwork Milwaukee recognized four innovative gardens in its first annual Milwaukee Urban Gardens Strong Roots Awards held Dec. 3, 2015. The event offered an opportunity to highlight leaders on the forefront of transforming Milwaukee’s vacant lots into vibrant community spaces.
December 10, 2015
Get the latest information on upcoming events as well as news in the Groundwork Milwaukee newsletter! This issue includes the following stories:
September 10, 2015
Get the latest information on upcoming events as well as news in the Groundwork Milwaukee newsletter! This issue includes the following stories:
May 29, 2015
Check out this interactive map of our network of over 70 gardens throughout Milwaukee, exclusively led by community volunteers. The majority of gardens are located on City owned vacant lots.
Garden Giveaway!
May 21, 2015
Know anyone trying to start a garden? Now is a great time to start a community garden on a vacant lot. Here is your chance to win six free raised beds (each valued at about $125)! Here's how: In 500 words or less, tell us about your project and how it would improve your neighborhood.
May 5, 2015
It's finally nice enough for us to get outside and work! A couple of weeks ago we were very excited to join community leaders and Artists Working in Education to help build a pocket park at 9th and Burleigh. A pocket park is just one of the many creative ways community leaders are creating beautiful spaces on City owned vacant lots, for the whole neighborhood to enjoy.

Selma to Montgomery Walking Classroom day 3

April 23, 2015
Groundwork Milwaukee's own Antoine Carter embarks on the 2nd day of the walking classroom for the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery.
Groundwork Milwaukee seeks to train new crop
April 15, 2015
Story by Heather Ray Photography by Joe Laedtke If you asked me to draw a picture of an American farmer, I’d start with an elderly white man in weathered denim overalls. He’s leaning up against a tractor, proudly admiring stretched-out rows of corn undulating into the horizon. Behind him is the farmhouse he grew up in, the one his grandfather helped build. This man was raised to be a farmer.

Selma to Montgomery Walking Classroom day 6

April 9, 2015
Groundwork Milwaukee's own Antoine Carter embarks on the 4th day of the walking classroom

Selma to Montgomery Walking Classroom Day 5

April 1, 2015
Groundwork Milwaukee's own Antoine Carter embarks on the 4th day of the walking classroom for the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery.

Selma to Montgomery Walking Classroom Day 4

March 24, 2015
Groundwork Milwaukee's own Antoine Carter embarks on the 4th day of the walking classroom for the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery.

Selma to Montgomery Walking Classroom day 2

March 22, 2015
Groundwork Milwaukee's own Antoine Carter embarks on the 1st day of the walking classroom for the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery.
August 17, 2017
This year we are riding for both a Madison and Milwaukee based charity!