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Nasett pursues life of fashion, creativity and love

Published Nov. 6, 2015

Bjorn Nasett is one of Milwaukee's most forward-thinking fashionistas. He works at Beauty Salon, as a consultant for Goodwill Industries, runs his own business called Fashion Farm Boy and returns to the stage tonight to perform in "Courage," a benefit for LGBTQ homeless youth.

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Scotch Hill Farm trailblazes CSA path

Published June 1, 2015

If farming had professional athletes, Dela Ends of Scotch Hill Farm would be an all-star. Her certified organic, family-run farm located in Broadhead, Wis. has provided nourishment through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) to Milwaukee and neighboring cities since 1994.

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Milwaukee Talks: Sherrie Tussler of the Hunger Task Force

Published Dec. 7, 2013

During a recent visit to the Hunger Task Force, we spoke with executive director Sherrie Tussler about homelessness, hunger, volunteerism, children, advocacy and dignity. We also talked about bizarre-to-us British canned goods and agreed that Twinkies are not food.

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Shift switch: Harvesting soybeans

Published Oct. 26, 2012

There's no denying it, I'm a city boy through and through. Yet when the offer to ride along in a combine, harvesting soybeans arrived in my inbox, I couldn't reply fast enough. A mere 75 minutes from my desk and I was sitting in the jump seat of a John Deere 9500 - at about $250,000, by far the most expensive wheeled vehicle I've ever taken a ride in - on Jeff Gaska's farm near Columbus.

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Fondy Market offers fresh food to city folks, initiates new farm

Published June 21, 2011

For 80 years, The Fondy Market has offered fresh food to people living on Milwaukee's North Side - and beyond - from local organic and traditional farms. This spring, the market started The Fondy Farm, offering low-income farmers an affordable lease.

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