10 Year Anniversary
Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

10 Year Anniversary

We would like to extend our warmest greetings to friends, members, Board and Staff of Groundwork Milwaukee, on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. Launched in 2007, Groundwork MKE marks this year an important milestone in its history and service to the community. This is a great occasion to celebrate.

You are invited to attend our 10th Anniversary Party on November 4th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at The Garden, located at 725 N. Milwaukee Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Please join us for a night of networking, music, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Let's celebrate the start of the next ten together!!!

Tickets sold will support our youth programming!

Tickets Can be purchase online by clicking here

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Aug
29
4:00 PM16:00

Pizza For A Cause

Come eat with us and support the cause!

Tuesday August 29th, Pizza Shuttle will be hosting a GroupRaise event. 

When you purchase your meal at Pizza Shuttle, mention your group's name and follow the restaurant's instructions to receive 15% of your meal's price donated back to Groundwork Milwaukee.

For more information or to RSVP click HERE!

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Salsa Salsa Contest
Aug
27
4:00 PM16:00

Salsa Salsa Contest

Groundwork is partnering with Fringe Fest for our second annual 'Salsa Contest.'

The event is a potluck for everyone who gardens, shops at the farmers market or just loves local food! The event is at the Kidz Stage along the Riverwalk at the Marcus Center. Sample locally made salsas and take a salsa dance class. If you bring a homemade salsa with locally source ingredients - you will get to sample some of the best salsas for free or try some salsa samples for $3. Vote for your favorite salsa! 

The dance portion is welcome to everyone from absolute beginners to experts and is meant to be a fun way to try if you've never danced salsa before. If you want to simply enjoy some local food, great music, that's fine too! 
 

Winners of the best homemade salsa win a gift card to Corazon. 

Winners of the best salsa dance win a gift card to the Wherehouse and a portion of the money.

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Beyond Design Bike Tour
Aug
17
8:00 AM08:00

Beyond Design Bike Tour

The Beyond Design Bike Tour

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Groundwork Milwaukee is excited to announce that we have been selected for the Eppstein Uhen Architects annual Beyond Design Bike Tour!! 

Eppstein Uhen Foundation is pleased to present our 13th Annual Beyond Design Bike Tour on August 17, 2017! Once again, we will be bringing together our partners, clients, friends and family for a fun day of biking on a beautiful scenic Wisconsin route in support of a worthy cause. There will be mileage options from approximately 20 mile route all the way to 100 miles, so riders of all abilities are welcome. The ride concludes with a dinner and networking event.

Interested in Riding on the Groundwork MKE Team or Volunteering?

There are many volunteering opportunities leading up to the event as well as day of the event If you are interested in learning more or if you would like to test your endurance on a bike and join the GWMKE Team, email Matt@groundworkmke.org for more information on how to sign up

Official Website: http://tinyurl.com/ycx5vr3h

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Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Kilbourn Garden Workday

 Every 3rd Saturday of the Month Kilbourn Work Days (10:00-2:00) – There will be General Work Days at Kilbourn Garden every 3rd Saturday of the Month starting in May. Some of the possible tasks could range from turning compost, wood chipping path, garden maintenance. Groundwork Milwaukee will provide tools and wheelbarrows on these days. So come on out and help the community help the garden. Other 3rd Saturdays are: May 20th, June 17th, July 15th, August 19th

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Jun
23
4:30 PM16:30

Volunteer Orientation Happy Hour

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Groundwork Milwaukee. We would like to invite you to our Volunteer Orientation Happy Hour event at our office’s at 1845 N. Farwell, Friday June 23rd at 4:30-5:30pm. Come learn more about the Groundwork Lifestyle, volunteer opportunities, and how you can help make an impact on our shared community. Beverages and snacks will be provided. Please RSVP if you will be able to attend.

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Jun
10
4:00 PM16:00

Eat On Vliet! Wy'east Pizza Fundraiser

Join Groundwork MKE at Wy'east Pizza Fundraiser!

"Planting Seeds" - a short film about Groundwork's Young Farmer Program will be screened at 6:00pm and 8:15pm. A raffle to follow consisting of Groundwork MKE and Wy'East merchandise. Wy’east will be donating 10% of proceeds to Groundwork Milwaukee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K_R_ApyPDc

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Planting Seeds Screening
Apr
15
1:00 PM13:00

Planting Seeds Screening

FREE SCREENING of "Planting Seeds" - a documentary short about our Young Farmers Program. The short was recently screened at the WI film festival and has been submitted to the Milwaukee Film festival as well!

 

 

SEE THE TRAILER HERE

 

Young Farmers Program teaches elementary and middle school youth small business skills through urban agriculture entrepreneurship - while fostering summer time literacy and healthy lifestyles.

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Apr
15
11:00 AM11:00

Neighborhood Clean-up

Come join us from 11:00-2:00, Saturday, April 15th  for a neighborhood clean up. We will start at Scooters Garden which is located on 2462 N Buffum St. and walk down to Riverwest Garden School which is located on the corner of Bremen and Clark. You can also learn about all the exciting things to come from Riverwest Garden School. 

*If you have gloves and rakes please bring them with you.
 

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"Planting Seeds" - Young Farmers' Farmumentary Screening:
Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

"Planting Seeds" - Young Farmers' Farmumentary Screening:

"Planting Seeds" - Young Farmers' Farmumentary Screening:

Join Groundwork MKE for the FREE premier of Planting Seeds – a FARMumentary (documentary-short) about our Young Farmers during the 2016 growing season.

The screening will be held at Urban Harvest Brewery Friday March 10th from 7-8 including Q&A following the film with program manager – Nick DeMarsh and film maker – John Flaig. Stay after for conversations with fellow urban agriculture enthusiasts from 8-9 and to enjoy the wonderful new brews created by Urban Harvest. 

RSVP HERE TO RESERVE A SEAT

*All are welcome! If you would like to reserve a seat please RSVP at the above link and arrive by 6:45pm. Seating will be on a first come first serve basis. Standing room available.

SEE THE TRAILER HERE

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Feb
4
10:00 AM10:00

Groundhogs Day Garden Leader Symposium

Attend the 2017 Garden Leader Symposium. Learn how to start a community garden, apply for Community Improvement Plan (CIP) grants, the unveiling of GroundworkMKE 2017 schedule of events and workshops, hear community speakers, apply for garden and hydrant permits and much more!

The event will be held Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at the Menomonee Valley Urban Ecology Center - 3700 W. Pierce St. Milwaukee WI 53215

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GWM Annual Garden Crawl - North Side Tour
Sep
17
2:00 PM14:00

GWM Annual Garden Crawl - North Side Tour

GWM's annual Garden Crawl takes participants on an interactive tour of resident-led community gardens located within the City of Milwaukee. At each stop, garden leaders host a short tour that includes a brief history of the space and provide tasty food samples fresh from the garden. 

This year, the event will take place during Doors Open on Saturday, September 17th and will include two separate tours. The north side tour will take place from 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Tickets are $20 and will be available beginning September 1st at 9:00am on Doors Open Milwaukee's website. With a capacity of just 30 people per tour, tickets are expected to go fast!

If you're interested in learning more about Milwaukee's urban agriculture movement and the residents who make it happen, be sure to attend this exciting event.

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GWM Annual Garden Crawl - South Side Tour
Sep
17
10:00 AM10:00

GWM Annual Garden Crawl - South Side Tour

GWM's annual Garden Crawl takes participants on an interactive tour of resident-led community gardens located within the City of Milwaukee. At each stop, garden leaders host a short tour that includes a brief history of the space and provide tasty food samples fresh from the garden. 

This year, the event will take place during Doors Open on Saturday, September 17th and will include two separate tours. The south side tour will take place from 10:00am - 1:00pm

Tickets are $20 and will be available beginning September 1st at 9:00am on Doors Open Milwaukee's website. With a capacity of just 30 people per tour, tickets are expected to go fast!

If you're interested in learning more about Milwaukee's urban agriculture movement and the residents who make it happen, be sure to attend this exciting event.

 

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"Salsa, Salsa" Contest
Aug
21
5:00 PM17:00

"Salsa, Salsa" Contest

Now that the tomato harvest has begun, let's enjoy it! Join Groundwork Milwaukee for our first salsa contest - a potluck with a twist. 

Have you ever wanted to try salsa dancing? Well here's your chance. The night will include a free dance class.

Whether this is your first time, you're a seasoned veteran or just interested in watching, enjoy the music with some chips and fresh salsa. Everyone is welcome!

This new event is a fun way to meet fellow gardeners and local food lovers alike. The event will take place at Danceworks on Sunday, August 21st from 5:00 - 7:30pm. 

Bring a homemade salsa to get in FREE or pay $3 at the door. 

Beverages including beer from Lakefront Brewery and Mojitos with locally grown mint will be available for purchase.

RSVP today on our Facebook page and spread the word.

 

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