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

Project Overview

9th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date:   1/1/2014
     Project End Date: 12/31/2015
     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.


 Community Partners:

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

  • 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:

Project Progress Report Summary 1/1/2014 - 8/31/2014

 Affiliated Web Pages:

     CORE/El Centro
     Growing Power, Inc.
     Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
     University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension - Milwaukee County
     University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Research Foundation

 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
  • Presentations
    • Joint presentation at Wisconsin Public Health Association annual conference
Contact Us

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Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
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