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Imagine Aquaponics to bring educational aquaponics system to Hawley Environmental School

Those of you who have been long-time readers of Blogging Blue may recall the questions I’ve raised about Sweet Water “Organics,” the now-defunct company that was producing “organic” produce grown using aquaponics.

Despite my criticisms of Sweet Water “Organics,” I still believe in the viability of the use of aquaponics as a means of growing […]

The saga of Sweet Water “Organics” continues (VIDEO)

Over the course of the past year or so, I’ve written quite a bit about Sweet Water “Organics”, the urban aquaponics operation that was neither organic (as its name indicated) or successful, as Sweet Water “Organics” closed its doors after failing to meet job creation numbers mandated in the terms of a $250,000 loan given […]

Building housing Sweet Water “Organics” up for lease

As reported by Katherine Keller of the Bay View Compass, the building that currently houses troubled aquaponics operation Sweet Water “Organics” is up for lease. Commercial Realty Advisors, LLC has listed the space occupied by Sweet Water Organics, 2151 S. Robinson Avenue for lease.  Described as ideal for light distribution, industrial service, or manufacturing the […]

Sweet Water “Organics” fails to create jobs, must repay loan from City of Milwaukee (EDITED)

Ed. Note: Edited to reflect the fact that the folks at SWO want the job creation conditions contained in their original loan with the City of Milwaukee removed before the loan is transferred to the non-profit Sweet Water Foundation.

Why am I not shocked by this? Sweet Water Organics fell far short of its job […]

Sweet Water Organics – not really organic

Back in March and April, I wrote two entries about Sweet Water Organics (SWO) questioning how many jobs SWO has really created since receiving a $250,000 forgivable loan from the City of Milwaukee and questioning whether Sweet Water Organics was really organic according to USDA standards.

At the time I questioned whether SWO was certified […]

Two more questions about Sweet Water Organics

Last week I asked some questions about the finances and “job creation” efforts of Milwaukee’s Sweet Water Organics (SWO). As a followup to that original entry, I wanted to delve into two issues that I felt weren’t germane to the point of my original entry.

So what’s buried outside?

As reported by Michael Timm of […]