community garden

Material Culture
5:16 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

How a Community Garden Brought a Divided Wisconsin Neighborhood Together

The Brittingham Community Garden sits on the shores of Madison's Lake Monona surrounded by a diverse, low-income neighborhood and expensive lakefront properties.
Credit Gianofer Fields

Lake Effect material culture contributor Gianofer Fields interviews Chris Brockel, Executive Director of Madison’s FairShare CSA Coalition.

A garden can grow flowers and food, but as one Madison neighborhood is finding out, it can also grow community.

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1:00 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Young Black Milwaukee Males Say They Know They Can be Targets

Young people in the central city tend to a community garden.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

The high profile killings of two teenage boys have occupied headlines this week.

First, there was the Trayvon Martin case in Florida. Now, in Milwaukee, the killer of Darius Simmons has been on trial.

In both cases, the victim was a young black male, unarmed and confronted by a white man upset about crime.

About a dozen young people are pulling up vegetables in the sweltering heat in Milwaukee's central city.   It’s harvest time at Alice’s Garden – a garden the neighborhood shares.

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