2923 S Herman • Bay View
Holiday Gift Certificates on sale: $50 for a session in January!
Give someone you love the gift of freedom - from pain, anxiety, allergies, indigestion, or any of the many disorders acupuncture treats so effectively. Help someone with their New Year’s resolution - goals such as quitting smoking, losing weight, or exercising more can all be greatly supported with Chinese Medicine. Or, book a session for yourself to stay healthy in a season of excesses and stresses.
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Click on the link below for information on Carrie’s Chicago area practice, and services offered at both locations.
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Will Allen Growing Power Tour, Dec. 9th, 2:30 p.m.!
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Full Spectrum Nation Building USA!
Give your honey or your sweet ones
An Anodyne Cafe Moment this winter.
There are currently gatherings at the Anodyne Cafe,
Located on KK just a few blocks north of Oklahoma.
On Tuesday mornings around 8:30 or 9 a.m.
Which will be including conversations about
Greening the Economic Stimulus Act.
Other items on the agenda
Are for those who gather to choose!
Here is one submission:
Infrastructure Investment Stimulus: Some Milwaukee Ways
Infrastructure For great cities
Involves issues of mind and heart…
Not just brick and mortar!
Great minds and great hearts
Co-create great cities!
Hearts alive to nature!
Infrastructure investments to advance
Mind and heart,
Self and community,
Family and commonwealth.
Milwaukee Way Infrastructure Investment Projects
These “Milwaukee Way” projects merit consideration for inclusion in
Infrastructure investment stimulus programs:
- Neighborhood Food and Cafe Cooperatives and Commonwealth Institutions, e.g. Riverwest Co-op, Walnut Way, Growing Power, Outpost Natural Foods, Groundworks, Faith and School Based Edible Playgrounds, Food Preparation/Edible Playground Training in Church/School Cafeterias, Harambe Projects of Jan Chistensen and Andre Lee Ellis
- Green Mainstreet Enterprises, e.g. Amaranth, Future Green, Community Growers, Pragmatic Construction, Pietre Godfrey Reclamation, Fair Trade Stores
- Community Food Centers, e.g. Growing Power, Walnut Way, UW-Extension at Amaranth, Living Off the Fat of the Land(LOTFOTL)
- Community Health Centers and Cottage Offices, e.g. Core el Centro, Omni Family Services, home-based therapists and holistic healers
- Neighborhood Investment and Micro-Lending Projects, e.g. Riverwest Neighborhood Association, Grameen Bank
- Artist, Artisan, Urban Farmer Networks, e.g. Community Roofing & Restoration, Community Building and Restoration, Community Growers, Growing Power, Michael Fields, Wellspring, Outpost Natural Foods
- “Energy Engineers,” e.g. Swedish MSOE Classes, Chicago/Milwaukee Geothermal Project Partnerships, alternative fuels and energy pioneering companies and organizations, KK River Village Commons Urban Waste Streams For Protein Energy
- Information Society Resources, e.g. Urban Ecology Center, People’s Book Co-op, Faith Community Sustainable Development Projects, University Community Partnerships
- New Transportation Systems for New Urban Neighborhoods, e.g. public transit, private transit innovations, e.g. bikes, pedicabs
- Community Organizing Networks, e.g. Riverwest Currents, Milwaukee Renaissance, Milwaukee Urban Agriculture Network, St. Patric @Timbuktu, Blueberry Pancake Projects,
Bay View Neighborhood Association, “urban village” neighborhood associations
Other Topics for Discussion
- Faith Groups and Urban Agriculture
- Brainstorming and Lectures on Raised Bed Food Gardens
For Lawns and Empty City Spaces
- Garden Plot Rentals at KK River Village Commons and
Bay View Family Homes Eager to Rent Un-used Yard Space
- recruiting progressive candidates for local office in s.w. & s.e. communities of Milwaukee
- looking into evolutionary psychology to provide intellectual framework for tolerating “inescapable imbecilities” and “constant provocations” of those we love. :)
A Real Winter Morning in Bay View
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Transactions With Living Off the Fat of the Land.
Day Trips to Great Lakes, Midwest, and Mississippi River Cities’ Urban Agriculture Miracles
Buffalo:Massachusetts Avenue Project on Buffalo’s West Side.
- youth enterprise and urban garden programs in lower-income food deserts.
- Michael Tritto is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Avenue Project.
- Diane Picard is the Program Director of Growing Green, which is the flagship program of the Massachusetts Avenue Project
Samina Raja, Ph.D. offered this information
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
School of Architecture and Planning
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Health Behavior
School of Public Health and Health Professions
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Hayes Hall, 3435 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214
716–829–2133 ext 225
Rochester: Rochester Roots Program
- youth enterprise and urban garden programs in lower-income food deserts. Rochester is only one hour from Buffalo. Janet McDonald is the Executive Director of Rochester Roots.
Chicago: Honey Bee Coop
St. Louis: Gateway Greening
- runs a farm downtown, primarily farmed by homeless individuals.
Kansas City: places discussed at Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture
Growing Power “From the Ground Up” Workshops
Come to a Growing Power Tour this December 2, from noon to one p.m., for an introduction to Growing Power’s innovative methodologies discussed below.
$10 fee. There are only 15 places left for the Dec. 2nd tour. Send an e-mail to GrowingPower@milwaukeerenaissance.com if you wish a reservation.
This tour might inspire you to consider full-fledged winter workshops.
“From the Ground Up!” Workshops are intensive, hands-on trainings offering diverse groups the opportunity to learn, plan, develop, operate, and sustain community food projects. Project participants leave the workshop with improved skills that they can take back into their communities and pass on to others. These workshops are for both rural and urban projects.
January 10–11, 2009
February 21–22, 2009
March 7–8, 2009
April 18–19, 2009 (Dismantling Racism Workshop, April 17th)
May 16–17, 2009 (Dismantling Racism Workshop, May 15th)
Workshop break-out sessions include…
Living Biological Worm Systems & Compost
Learn this innovative approach to sustainable crop production. Develop a comprehensive and sustainable growing system that can grow food year-round without heat! During this workshop, participants will learn hands-on how to construct and maintain a worm bin. Turn your worm castings into cash by creating a value-added product for your farm. The training also includes building indoor, small scale compost system and how to maintain outdoor, small and large scale systems.
Learn how to build indoor fish and plant systems for food production. Participants will set up a small scale aquaponics system and learn how to maintain and monitor tilapia and perch fish production in a closed loop, natural system.
Learn the ABC’s of urban or rural beekeeping without the use of chemicals. Participants will leave with a solid understanding of the materials, suppliers and environment to keep these amazing ladies content and productive.
Community Project Design
Participants will learn how a well-designed planning process will create a successful food systems project. There will be discussions and facilitation of how to develop a vision, goals, and program activities. Hand- on project mapping and identification of community assets and strategies to identify and establish innovative partnerships will be explored. Participants will create a vision map and outline a plan of action for their return. This workshop is ideal for project leaders who are beginning new projects or programs or for existing projects seeking to begin strategic planning or expansion. Please bring photos, site plans, business plans, and brochures of your program for this workshop.
Year-round Greenhouse Production
Learn the basics of seed starting, propagation, and how to grow year round greens of all types, including herbs and micro-greens. This is a great way to round out your farm operation and bring in profit and food security all year-round.
Animal Husbandry(May training only)
Have you been thinking of adding animals to your farm operation? Not sure where to start? What the profit margins are? Or the start up cost? Learn the basics of animal care that uses sustainable methods feasible for the small farmer or rancher. This workshop will focus on pastured poultry, goats, and sheep.
Hoop House Construction(May training only)
Learn how to build a hoop greenhouse using innovative and cheap construction methods.
Bay View’s Future Green
With the holiday shopping frenzy getting ready to kick into high gear, I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone about a jewel in our midst. Future Green on KK (just south of Lincoln on the east side of the street) has a wonderful selection of Fair Trade, Organic, Recycled, Handmade & All Natural gifts, jewelry and clothing. If you yearn to eschew typical American consumerism…then please add Future Green to your list of shops to visit. The owners are dedicated to human rights and will only sell Fair Trade items (they removed all items from their store that they discovered had been made with slave labor in China).
A recent shopping trip to India has the store loaded with “No Kill” leather notebooks, embroidered sheepskin purses, lacquered items (ornaments, vases, candlesticks, jewelry boxes) that are painstakingly painted with 24kt gold paint, handcarved walnut trays and bowls, and (drumroll please) PASHMINA shawls!!!!! There’s also a beautiful selection of sweaters, hats, scarves and socks handknitted out of Alpaca wool by the people of Peru. Costa Rica is also well represented in the store by the jewelry, bowls, coasters, placemats, barrettes and boxes made from wood recycled from large roots and branches. There’s just TOO MUCH to list!!! GO visit them and feel good about your purchases by helping indigenous tribes, struggling artisans, AND the environment. HAPPY SHOPPING!!!!!!
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Community Growers’ Erik Lindberg Food Garden Structures and CSA Veggie Packages
If you would like to give a gift that keeps on giving, consider contracting with Erik Lindberg of the Community Growers Network to set up a garage roof, front yard, or back yard food garden, including small greenhouses that would allow year-round fresh veggies for you and yours! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.