The Green Team of WI and Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association have embarked on a pro bono community garden project and will soon develop a new community garden at 27th and Richardson, near Downtown Milwaukee.
"The project benefits the Neighborhood House of Milwaukee and the surrounding residents by providing a place to grow healthy food in the heart of the city, along with learning and play spaces for families," says Green team’s Bradley Blaeser. "But first, we need donations and volunteers."
Construction will take place during the month of April and volunteers are needed to work on specified days and tasks. Products and monetary contributions are also being collected. The organizations are also seeking a business to provide a bobcat with an auger and operator on April 20 to pre-drill fence post holes.
To sign up to help, go here or contact the Green Team at (414) 721-1431 or email@example.com with questions.
"The community needs this badly. The street is full of ‘we buy gold’ stores, payday loan shops, fast food, dollar stores, bars and many vacancies," says Blaeser. "The space will give a great 70-year old organization more exposure. It will allow them to lock down that space as a good space for the business improvement district in that area."
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.