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 [...]
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 [...]
This is very cool. Now you can create your own little “mini garden” using a two liter bottle and some wicking fabric.
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 [...]
Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve asked some questions about the health and practices of Sweet Water Organics (SWO) and the folks involved in that company.
Tom Daykin of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting on Sweet Water Organics as well, and there’s one passage from Daykin’s report I find to be particularly telling. [...]
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 [...]
It’s Sunday, so it’s time to take your turn running the blog.
I’ll be busy harvesting tomatoes today, before they get any bigger than they already are:
This is just a great story… When the levee along the Industrial Canal failed back in 2005 and the wall of water drowned much of New Orleans’ Lower Nine, the area north of Claiborne Avenue – the poorest section of the neighborhood – was hardest hit. Not surprisingly, the stretch has been slowest to recover. [...]
…helping build some raised beds for Jason Haas’ Victory Garden. A great time was had by all, and I look forward to seeing the bounty that Jason’s garden produces.
Now I just can’t wait to get a house of our own so my family can start our own Victory Garden.
I’ll be taking part in this, thanks to the generosity of Jason Haas for allowing me to plant in his garden:
How many gardens can we plant in Milwaukee in one weekend?
The Victory Garden Initiative, Transition Milwaukee, Community Growers, and other partners will attempt to answer that question on Memorial Day weekend, [...]