“It’s no secret that Milwaukee is spotted with food deserts struggling to find fresh, healthy food on a daily basis. But, what some have coined as the ‘Urban Agriculture Movement’ is making strides to shrink those deserts.
Rather than depending on grocery stores to supply what they need, Milwaukee residents are taking it upon themselves to grow their own food — and they’re sharing it with their neighbors. Now, even local public schools are joining the movement.”
Bradley Tech is one of the public schools sharing food from their community garden, and they are sharing it with Friedens’ Hope House!
“According to Friedens Executive Director Catherine Draeger, it’s a partnership that spells out healthy, delicious meals for the Milwaukee families who visit the Hope House.
“There’s a huge need for food, but there’s even a bigger need, a larger need for healthy food,” said Draeger. She noted that many of the guests to the Hope House live in the Walker’s Point neighborhood, and can watch as students grow the food that they may cook with a few days later.”