Andre Ellis Works to Bring Back Neighborhood

Dec 31, 2013

Andre Ellis uses community garden to improve neighborhood

Every year at this time WUWM reporters head out into communities to talk with everyday people making a difference. In this installment of our Life’s Voices series, we speak with Andre Ellis. He’s a local playwright who tells stories from the perspective of black men.

  He’s also fighting to bring his north side neighborhood back to life, using a community garden. Ellis told LaToya Dennis that he started the plot with the help of Growing Power – the group specializes in urban gardening. Ellis lives on 9th and Ring in the 53206 zip code. It’s known for high levels of crime and incarcerated men.