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Gardening for Good Hoop House Helpers

  • Maglio Tomato Building 4287 North Port Washington Road Glendale, WI, 53212 United States (map)

Join us this summer to help The Urban Farm Collaborative grow fresh produce such as tomatoes, zucchini, and peppers that will be provided to shoppers at the Riverwest Food Pantry! The Urban Farm Collaborative is a partnership between Groundwork Milwaukee and Riverwest Food Pantry and currently has 11 “hoop houses” ready to provide fresh local food to those in need!

PURPOSE: Kids will have the opportunity to get dirty, tend and explore the garden, and harvest food to donate to the Riverwest Food Pantry!

IMPACT: Enjoy a fun, hands on experience gardening while learning about the food insecurity in our local community.

ACTIVITIES: Kids will be gardening inside the “hoop houses” planting, harvesting, weeding, moving soil, and all things related to general maintenance of the site.

WHEN & WHERE: There will be 3 dates to garden this summer: June 11, July 23, and August 27. The shifts are from 9 am - 12pm. The “hoop houses” are located at the Maglio Tomato Building, 4287 N Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, WI 53212. Please park in the lot on the North side of the building and walk through the fence to the big “hoop houses.”

REGISTRATION: Available Here (Registration is for the June 11th event, registration for future dates will be available with the July & August newsletters)

CANCELLATIONS: Please contact Annie ( asap in the event of a cancellation so we can add waitlisted families to the event.


AGE: All ages welcome!

COST: Free

Dress in layers as “hoop houses” tend to be hotter than outside temperatures and be ready to get dirty!

Please contact Annie ( with any questions. We will send you an email to confirm registration and touch base before the event.

More Information can be found here.