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Milwaukee Urban Discovery Farm

In the 2014 season, (14) farmers are participating in the Urban Discovery Farm

The Milwaukee Urban Discovery Farm (MUDF) researches the economic viability and social capital of urban agriculture while empowering small-scale farmers in the region. We do so by facilitating land access and providing technical and educational resources for selling local food. Participants – or “micro-farmers” – learn sustainable methods to increase their food production while cultivating buyer relationships with partnered Milwaukee restaurants, markets, and food co-ops.

In the 2014 season, (14) farmers are participating in the Urban Discovery Farm; the participants comprise 4 different ethnicities and an age ranging from 23 to 57. Embracing this diversity of cultures and farming experiences, “micro-farmers” gather on a monthly basis for an educational workshop led by an expert and followed up with a meal and collaborative conversation.

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