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Can small pieces of land bring neighborhoods together? Milwaukee urban garden, community education center proposed

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An urban garden and community education center is being proposed for a central city site northwest of downtown Milwaukee.



a tree in a parking lot: Vacant lot, corner of North 15th Street and W. Walnut Street in Milwaukee.


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Vacant lot, corner of North 15th Street and W. Walnut Street in Milwaukee.

It would be developed on a 9,000-square-foot vacant lot, south of West Walnut Street between North 14th Lane and North 15th Street, by Venus Consulting LLC, according to a new Common Council resolution.

That resolution calls for selling the city-owned lot for $1 to Venus Consulting, which a Department of City Development report describes as a community advocacy, activism and education organization.

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The property would “be developed with garden amenities focusing on herbs, edible flowers, butterfly garden and serenity/meditation spaces,” the report said.



a large brick building with grass in front of a house: The urban garden would grow medicinal and edible plants.


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The urban garden would grow medicinal and edible plants.

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