Growing Power

UWM Today
3:08 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Growing Power & Freshwater School Work Together To Fit Aquaculture Into Urban Environments

Tom Luljak, Fred Binkowski and Will Allen
Credit Jon Strelecki

One of the benefits of UW-Milwaukee having the only school of freshwater sciences in the United States is the great expertise that exists in the school.

This edition of UWM Today focuses on one of the signature programs within the school - the developing field of aquaculture and aquaponics and doing so in an urban environment.

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Regional
1:00 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Shopkeepers, Gardeners and Farmers Work to Eliminate Milwaukee's Food Deserts

Jas Kirantoor hopes to get more fruit and vegetables into the hands of Merrill Park residents
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

There are a number of efforts underway in Milwaukee to supply fresh food to areas that are not near a large grocery store.

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Environment
12:59 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

One Step Closer to Sweet Water Goal

A few months ago WUWM News met three Milwaukee entrepreneurs who set their sights high. They hope to create a commercial aquaculture business in an old factory building in Bay View. The idea is to raise, and then sell, thousands of fish, using a natural filtering system that grows edible plants along the way. WUWM’s environmental reporter Susan Bence visited Sweet Water Organics to see how the business is coming along.

This is a space transformed.

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