Vacant lots in Milwaukee's central city will become a beautiful and productive garden space complete with sculpture garden.
We need your help to build a garden on the grounds of Guest House of Milwaukee, a shelter serving Milwaukee's homeless and low-income population since 1982. The garden will beautify the shelter's grounds and will provide fresh produce for the shelter's meal programs and a local food pantry. The project includes building 40 raised planting beds, installing fencing, planting a rain garden, and creating an entryway of living sculptures made of coffee sack planters. In addition, plans call for a picnic area in the midst of the garden for use by shelter residents, garden volunteers and the community.
Shelter residents will build the garden themselves, and the project will provide them with valuable job readiness skills. The project's other supporters include Friedens Community Ministries (which operates a food pantry in the area) and students from the Medical College of Wisconsin. We believe the project will be transformative: it will convert vacant, blighted lots into green space, provide a sustainable source of fresh produce, and will catalyze larger projects including a planned greenhouse project on the shelter's grounds.
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Guest House "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" event t-shirt. Get attention is this purple shirt with the Guest House logo on the back, and the phrase "Walk a Mile in my Shoes" on the front left.
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Farmers' Market Tote Bag. Shop the local farmers' market in style with this handmade, sturdy cotton tote bag bearing the Cream City Gardens logo on the pocket panel.
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"Not Your Garden Variety" Handbound Journal. These handsome journals are all one-of-a-kind! Bound in the quarter-leather style with goatskin and hand-marbled paper, and finished with 22K gold tooling.
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At this level of sponsorship, Cream City Gardens will engrave your name (or company name) on a plaque honoring donors at the entryway to the north garden.
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