The next time you are in Milwaukee, consider making a visit to the Walnut Way Conservation Corporation (WWCC). Here, former Fellow Jessie Tobin serves as Preceptor for current Fellow Tyler Weber as the two work with their colleagues and partners at the Lindsay Heights Neighborhood Health Alliance, of which WWCC is a partner. The Health Alliance includes community-based organizations, businesses, public agencies, and academic institutions; its aim is to reduce health disparities and create a deep and sustained culture of health and community sufficiency within the Lindsay Heights Neighborhood.
Even in early winter, lettuce is growing and the view of the neighborhood through Milwaukee's only peach orchard provides a hint of the fruits summer will bring.
Real change is happening here. Engagement and optimism is evident in the staff, the surrounding and the WWCC mission: "to sustain economically diverse and abundant communities through civic engagement, environmental stewardship, and creating venues for prosperity."
You are invited to visit WWCC and the Lindsay Heights Neighborhood. There are free WWCC public tours from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on:
December 6, 2011
January 3, 2012
February 7, 2012
Please contact Tyler Weber (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to schedule a WWCC tour for individuals or groups outside of those dates. Feel free to visit the WWCC website for more information: (http://www.walnutway.org/). Enjoy your visit!