Walnut Way

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Walnut Way
Walnut Way Conservation Corporation
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Walnut Way Conservation Corporation established itself as a resident-driven, community development nonprofit by reclaiming a vacant building and planting peach trees. Since that first revitalization and planting in 2006, the Lanier Heights nonprofit has blossomed into managing more than 100 urban agriculture sites. Profits from harvesting and selling hundreds of pounds of peaches, cherries, and other produce is utsed for supporting workforce development programs, solar energy installations, and other assets for the neighborhood.  More about this project >

Photo Credit: Mary Sussman, Shepherd Express, pulled from the Shepherd Express article “Urban Agriculture Revitalizes a Neighborhood” by Mary Sussman (Aug 21, 2018), available here.

Use Goal: Food Access & Production
Use Type: Orchard
Year Established: 2006
Year Ended: Ongoing
Duration: Permanent
Size (acres): 10+ acres
Initial Cost: Unknown
Site Control: Ownership, Operating Agreement
Lead Organization Type: Nonprofit
Implementation Partners: Individual

Last updated: September 2021 – Do you have additional information about this project? Please use the share your project form > to share that information.