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Monday, April 9, 2012

Plus: Earth Poets at Urban Ecology Center

Joshua Clover is an accomplished writer, critic, teacher and journalist specializing in poetry and poetics, with an emphasis on the contemporary. Clover, who currently teaches in the Department of English at UC-Davis, is the author of two books of poems...
Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010

Book Preview

Our city’s “Eat Local Challenge” (through Sept. 14; www.eatlocalmilwaukee.org) encourages Milwaukeeans to reflect on what we consume and where it comes from as a way to inspire us to eat healthy and live lightly. Stepping outside of the industrial food model and our consumer-driven, fast-paced, fast-food culture by purchasing locally grown food at farmers’ markets and natural food stores is becoming...
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Despite all the energy and excitement surrounding our city’s summer events, Milwaukeeans remain a frugal lot, demanding low-cost diversions during the all-too-short warm-weather season. Happily, there are free and low-cost entertainment and activities in spades this summer. Free for all...
Sunday, May 17, 2009
...Inspiration can always be found on a tour of Will Allen's Growing Power, through the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, at the Urban Ecology Center, at a meeting of the Milwaukee Urban Agriculture Network (MUAN), or by connecting to the Shorewood Victory Garden Initiative, Alice's Garden in Johnson's Park, or the Bay View Garden and Yard Society. To learn more about renting a plot from the county, contact the UW-Extension program. (Space is limited, so you may have to wait a year for some land.)...
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Milwaukee walkers are lucky to have easy access to the Lake Michigan shore and our incredible park system. But there are days when dedicated walkers just have to put on their hiking boots and try something a little more challenging. Fortunately, there are more hiking options than the much-loved Kettle Moraine State Forest in the western suburbs and beyond. The Urban Ecology Center on the East Side is a great place to start reconnecting with the Milwaukee River corridor, which is becoming Milwaukee's Central Park. Once on the trail, it's hard to believe that you're just steps from...
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008

Rishi’s award-winning brew

Have you ever had one of those horizon-widening moments when you learn that something you’ve been enjoying for years, your whole life maybe, is comparatively inferior to what you could be enjoying. For example, drinking Sanka, and liking it, for 20 years before tasting your first cup of...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Paradise in Our Own Back Yard

There’s no need to haul canoes, hiking shoes or mountain bikes Up North. Milwaukeeans have paradise in our own back yard. The Milwaukee River valley—home to factories and condos, as well as endangered but vibrant plants, animals and birds—