Milwaukee's Urban Orchards Continue to Grow

 

(MILWAUKEE) – Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) is honored to thank the nation’s largest nursery, Stark Bro’s Nurseries & Orchards, and Will Allen of Growing Power, for donating trees to the McGovern Park Orchard. This development will provide tremendous opportunities in urban agriculture in Milwaukee.  The most recent donation of 2,000 fruit trees brings the total number of trees donated to more than 9,000 to date.

“It is exciting to see a corporation like Stark Bro’s working intimately with the Milwaukee community,” said Sen. Taylor. “Urban agriculture projects like this are the glue to the Love and Faith initiative, which open Milwaukee residents to job opportunities in forestry and urban agriculture at the local, state, and federal levels.”

“Thanks to these efforts Milwaukee County has the largest organic urban orchard in the nation and our urban forestry efforts continue to grow.  I’m excited we are becoming a greener community and are expanding forestry into urban centers in an exciting, new, and profitable direction,” said Sen. Taylor.