Milwaukee Farms and Projects
The Community Food Center
Established 1999 (Previously Will's Roadside Stand)
5500 W. Silver Spring Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53218
The Community Food Center on Silver Spring Drive is located in Milwaukee and serves as Growing Power's National Headquarters and Training Facility. To learn more about our urban farm site, please click here.
Merton Rural Farm Site at Camp Whitcomb Mason Boys and Girls Club
W287 N8677 Center Oak Road, Hartland, WI 53029.
Power's rural farm site is adjacent to the Boys and Girls Club’s
Camp Whitcomb. This 40-acre parcel of land
is where Growing Power hosts our Immigrant Farming Project, our Food
and Fitness Initiative with the Greater Milwaukee Boys and Girls Club,
and is where we raise pasture poultry and grasses for our various
livestock. Currently, five-acres of land
is devoted to intensive vegetable production. The
remaining acres are devoted to sustainably grown hays, grasses, and
Maple Tree School and Community Garden
6644 N. 107th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53244
The Growing Power and Maple Tree School and Community Garden provide opportunities for young people to learn the basics of organic agriculture, develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills, work with a diverse group of people, and gain valuable life skills that will apply to future social and work experiences. Located in the Millwood Parks Neighborhood, Growing Power is leasing the five-acre plot for 20 years from the City of Milwaukee to develop one of Milwaukee’s first school and community partnership of its kind. Community members, youth, local volunteers including students from University School of Milwaukee, Work Institute of Milwaukee, UWM and Marquette University, installed over a thousand feet of raised garden beds averaging three feet in width. At the end of the summer, 13 community youth received stipends and weekly produce from the garden. Community members and Maple Tree School families also worked at the garden and harvested a variety of greens, such as collards, curly and slick leaf mustards, salad, and turnips on a weekly basis. Growing Power provides training for community members who rent plots for private growing in the community garden section and works closely with the Maple Tree School to support curricular development that incorporates the school subjects while working in the school gardens.
Additional Programs and Projects:
Milwaukee Headquarters: 5500 W. Silver Spring Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53218
Tel. 414.527.1546 / Fax 414.527.1908
Chicago Projects Office: 3333 S. Iron Street, Chicago, IL 60608