Turning Waste Into Community Resource
The Sweet Water Foundation engages with a host of educational institutions, community groups and affiliated organizations to develop academic and community enrichment programming based upon concepts of community, equity, transformation and resilience. Our work has evolved as a direct response to fundamentally unsustainable models of food production and consumption. Focusing on the potential of urban agriculture as a vehicle for community development, Sweet Water Foundation’s outreach initiatives are grounded upon the central theme of turning waste into community resource.
Sweet Water’s new innovative, interactive facility, located in the heart of Milwaukee’s Bayview neighborhood, provides a vibrant environment for hands-on learning in a space that embodies the nexus between inspiration, education and action. It is vital that young people understand how and why the city has evolved and how it may come to look in the future. Our goal at Sweet Water is to provide a space and nurture a culture that facilitates the acquisition of learning, tools and collaborations necessary to bring about transformative change.
Sweet Water Foundation’s intergenerational, project based training programs and curricula are grounded in practical community and economic development, health/wellness concerns, the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), and environmental stewardship. Emphasizing the basic sciences underlying specific urban agriculture technologies, our workshops and curricula examine the basic themes of: Food Soil, Water, and Energy.