Scaling up Milwaukee Urban Agriculture and Nutrition Through a Community/Science Institute

Project Overview (PDF)

9th Funding Cycle Development Award

    Project Start Date:    January 1, 2014
    Project End Date:      December 31, 2015 – No Cost Extension Through: March 31, 2016
    Award Amount:         $199,993

Project Goal Statement: The goal is to impact the health of Milwaukee urban families via its complex food system, in a comprehensive field-to-foodhub-to-fork approach that increases the production and processing of, and desire for healthier, culturally appropriate foods.

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  Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Bonnie Halvorsen, Institute for Urban Agriculture & Nutrition (administered at UW-Milwaukee)
Additional Community Partner Organization Names:

  • CORE/El Centro
  • Growing Power, Inc.
  • Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
  • University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension - Milwaukee County
  • University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Research Foundation
  • MCW Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Victory Garden Initiative
  Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: Zeno Franco, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Additional Academic Partner: Michele Leininger, Department of Family and Community Medicine

  Project Progress Summary Reports:
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  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Why Garden/Compost flyer
    • Garden-focused lesson plans for youth
    • Community marketing at Holton Youth + Family Center End-of-Summer Cookout
    • Community marketing at Food Freedom Fundraiser
    • Community marketing at Beintween Performance Series
    • Presented to Alba Elementary School parents
    • Featured on Fox 6 news report
    • Garden opening with Milwaukee Mayor featured on WISN 12 news
    • Developed brochures and posters for SRI #3 in both English and Spanish
    • IUAN Emerging Program Ideas flyer
    • Composting, Waste Audit and Curriculum manuals for SRI #1
    • Final Report for SRI #2
    • Survey and Survey Results Report for SRI #3
  • Presentations
    • Joint presentation at Wisconsin Public Health Association annual conference
    • Collaborative presentation at the 2016 Wisconsin Local Food Summit
Contact Us

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P: 414.955.4350 | E: healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu

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Milwaukee, WI 53226
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