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June 10th - Wy'east Pizza will be hosting a fundraiser for Groundwork Saturday. As a part of the Fundraiser Groundwork will receive 10% of the sales that night.Groundwork will screen its Young Farmers documentary 'Planting Seeds' twice at 6:00 pm and 8:15 pm at the event and will also have information displayed so patrons can learn about GWMKE
http://www.groundworkmke.org/community-fundraisers/2017/6/10/eat-on-vliet-wyeast-pizza-fundraiser
 
June 17th – Every 3rd Saturday of the Month Kilbourn Work Days (10:00-2:00) – There will be General Work Days at Kilbourn Garden every 3rd Saturday of the Month starting in May. Some of the possible tasks could range from turning compost, wood chipping path, garden maintenance. Groundwork Milwaukee will provide tools and wheelbarrows on these days. So come on out and help the community help the garden. Other 3rd Saturdays are: May 20th, June 17th, July 15th, August 19th

June 17th - Yoga in the Garden - Bluemound Heights Garden (63rd and Stevenson) - 10:00 - 11:00

June 20th - Starting a Community Garden Workshop - 5:00-7:00pm

Are you or do you know of any one Interested in starting a community garden or creating a community space on a vacant lot? Not quite sure where to start? Looking to find space and
funding to begin your project? 
Please join us for  the "Starting a Community Garden" workshop! 
Date: Tuesday, June 20th, 5pm-7 pm 
Location: Atkinson Library Community Room, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53209


June 24th -  Zumba in the Garden - Location: TBA


July 1st -  Yoga in the Garden - The Peace Place  (MLK Dr. and Ring St.)
 10:00 - 11:00


July 8th - Zumba in the Garden - Story Garden (29th and Burnham) -
10:00 - 11:00
 


 
 Planting Seeds - Groundwork Milwaukee's Young Farmers
We're excited to have our Young Farmers featured in the Neighborhood News Service. We still are working to open slots to new youth for the program. Check out our Go Fund Me, if you know anyone who might be interested in donating please spread the word to others (post on your Facebook page or share with you family in an email) - a little bit goes a long way with this program. Funding will help us achieve our goals this year of allowing us to grow the program so more youth can participate, taking the Young Farmers on a field trip to a working organic farm in the area and to create year round engagement with cooking classes for the whole family!
 
 Want to host a screening - Contact nick@groundworkmke.org for more information.
Follow @Young Farmers MKE    
To see trailer click here.    
                                                     
 
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The Beyond Design Bike Tour

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Groundwork Milwaukee is excited to announce that we have been selected for the Eppstein Uhen Architects annual Beyond Design Bike Tour!!

 Eppstein Uhen Architects will be bringing together partners, clients, friends and family for a fun day of biking on a beautiful scenic Wisconsin route in support of two worthy causes. The ride will start and end at The Concord House in Sullivan, WI. There will be mileage options from a NEW approximately 20 mile route all the way to 100 miles, so riders of all abilities are welcome. The ride concludes with a dinner and networking event.
Interested in Riding on the Groundwork MKE Team?
If you would like to test your endurance on a bike and would like to join the GWMKE Team, email Matt@groundworkmke.org for more information

Interested in Volunteering ?
There are many volunteering opportunities leading up to the event as well as day of the event. If you are interested in learning more e-mail us at Matt@groundworkmke.org 
 

 
 
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Interested in a Community Garden Plot?

Look no further than Groundwork Milwaukee’s Kilbourn Community Garden.


**There are still beds available reserve one before it too late**
 
Started in Spring 2009, the Community Garden is located in Kadish Park just south of Kilbourn Resevoir Hill Park on North Ave near Booth Street. Kilbourn garden is Groundwork MKE’s flagship garden, and is looking forward towards an exciting 2017 season! 

The beds are 4’ x 8’ and are filled with locally provided compost. Starting March 4 th we will be accepting applications online for the 2017 growing season:
Bed sizes are 4’ x 8’ and are $25 for the year!
http://www.kilbourngarden.org/

Follow us on Facebook for more information or email Matt@groundworkmke.org
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Searching for a summer job?
 
Groundwork Milwaukee is seeking to hire motivated Green Team Supervisors for the summer. Supervisors are responsible for the daily management and supervision of our Green Team Summer 2017 program crews. The Green Team Summer program is a 8-week part-time job and leadership opportunity for residents in Milwaukee to be an integral part of urban agriculture, environmentalism, stewardship, and community engagement initiatives. Do you love being outdoors and have the passion to make a positive impact? If so email matt@groundworkmke.org for more information.
 
 
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 Volunteer Opportunities

Here are a few that we have planned! 
There is always unplanned volunteer opportunities as well if you can't make one of the workdays
feel free to email: Matt@groundworkmke.org for more information about other opportunities.
 

June 17th – Every 3rd Saturday of the Month Kilbourn Work Days (10:00-2:00) – There will be General Work Days at Kilbourn Garden every 3rd Saturday of the Month starting in May. Some of the possible tasks could range from turning compost, wood chipping path, garden maintenance. Groundwork Milwaukee will provide tools and wheelbarrows on these days. So come on out and help the community help the garden. Other 3rd Saturdays are: May 20th, June 17th, July 15th, August 19th


June 24th- Annual Polish Pileup at Kochanski’s Bar and M&S Auto Car Wash Opportunity-  Kochanski’s Bar will be host its Annual Polish Pileup. The event has a car show, music, food, and a few vendors. M&S Auto partners with a local organization for an opportunity to host a car wash fund raiser.  They will provide the space and the water. We can also set up a table and have a plant or bake sale. We also get free advertisement through their Facebook page and the event advertisement.   

Turnip-Tuesday: Starting July 11th, Turnip for community gathering, gardener’s have a chance to share your harvest, recipes, lend a hand at your neighbor garden bed, help keep the garden clean and get a chance to groove to the tunes provided by Skyline Music Festival brought to you by COA.  This will be held every Tuesday starting July 11th. Stay tuned for the music line-up. 

July 15th – Every 3rd Saturday of the Month Kilbourn Work Days (10:00-2:00) – There will be General Work Days at Kilbourn Garden every 3rd Saturday of the Month starting in May. Some of the possible tasks could range from turning compost, wood chipping path, garden maintenance. Groundwork Milwaukee will provide tools and wheelbarrows on these days. So come on out and help the community help the garden. Other 3rd Saturdays are: May 20th, June 17th, July 15th, August 19th

 
 
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Fill out our volunteer form found here to join the mailing list: http://www.groundworkmke.org/volunteer/

Are you a Garden Leader looking to host a volunteer workday or neighborhood clean up?
E-mail Matt@groundworkmke.org with a brief description of the planned event, date, time and location.
 
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We have had some exciting and big transitions over the past few months. As we continue our mission of building a better Milwaukee with our community volunteers and partners through dedicated programming in the areas of food, jobs and water, we seek dedicated individuals to help make this possible. If you - or someone you know - is interested please contact our Executive Director, Deneine Powell at deneine@groundworkmke.org.
 
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