USM Amani Garden Project to Provide Produce for Milwaukee Neighborhood
USM Compass 9 team dedicates space in Karen's Garden to grow plants for Amani neighborhood.
Freshmen in USM's Compass 9 program were on campus, along with District 7 Alderman Willie C. Wade, and 7th District Youth Council Member Sydnei Parker '15 to dedicate a new garden space to provide produce to Milwaukee's Amani Neighborhood on Saturday, May 31.
Following a short ceremony in front of Karen's Garden on the northeast side of campus, the students, along with Middle School Science Teacher Kip Jacobs '74 and Upper School Spanish Teacher Holly Morse, then got down to work building a series of raised beds and roto-tilled to prepare the garden for planting. A special thank you to the MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary Inc. for serving as the facilitators and eventual distributors of the produce to the Amani neighborhood.
Congratulations to the Compass 9 Amani Garden Project Team, which includes Sophie Kies '17, Austin Halbrooks '17, Charlie Mahoney '17, Justin Strauss '17, and Brandon McGill '17 and Josh Holmes '16.