Brew City Gardens (Milwaukee)
Brew City Gardens was started by a University of Wisconsin Extension Master Gardener, Master Composter and urban gardener who lives in the Washington Heights neighborhood. She and a partner opened the store to equip people with the resources necessary to build healthier communities by returning waste to the earth, restoring the health of urban soil and building gardens that create beautiful, sustainable urban spaces.
The owners hope to serve a special type of gardener with their store: the neighborhood gardener interested in growing healthy heirloom, nonGMO and organic plants in small urban spaces. Unlike the big garden centers with rows upon rows of bioengineered gardening chemicals, Brew City Gardens was designed to reach the “locavores” and “transitioners” interested in living more sustainable, holistic lives, starting with their backyard gardens.
Maximizing the growth potential of small spaces is Brew City Gardens’ specialty. Live in a duplex with a concrete slab for a backyard? Brew City Gardens offers products and services like raised beds and vertical gardens that allow folks to grow just about anywhere, and grow a lot by using compost and worm castings to enrich soil and improve plant health and productivity. Don’t have space for a big backyard compost bin? Brew City has all the products necessary to compost with worms, creating beautiful, rich compost indoors, year round.
Brew City Gardens is positioning itself to be a gardening resource for the surrounding neighborhoods. We offer regular classes on a variety of gardening topics and are also open to suggestions for classes. Classes will be targeted at both beginning gardeners and more experienced gardeners who want to learn more about specialized topics.
Stop by Brew City Gardens if you have questions or need some red wigglers, compost, seeds or other gardening supplies. The store is also looking to collaborate with the community in creative ways. If you have suggestions, locally-crafted organic gardening products to sell on consignment or other ideas for the store, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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