UU Church West’s “Split the Plate” program is one of outreach and generosity. Each month we give half of all undesignated offerings to a non-profit organization, to help us live our Unitarian Universalist values and serve our community.

Our Split the Plate partner for June through mid-July is Groundwork Milwaukee. Groundwork is focused on bringing people into contact with the natural world, in projects that will benefit both the people and the environment.

Milwaukee Grows in the administrative body of a cross-city network of community gardens and garden groups, with the goal of removing barriers and coordinating resources for access to sustainable and equitable gardening for all Milwaukee residents.

Currently, Milwaukee Grows includes Groundwork’s Garden Network, the Kilbourn Garden, and the Community Hubs Project.

The Network consists of 80 active community gardens, maintained by residents.

Groundwork provides materials and labor for garden bulbs and maintenance and plans and trains health-based educational and recreational programming in the gardens.

To support Groundwork Milwaukee any time this month, go to the UUCW website’s “Donate” tab and select “Split the Plate” from the menu provided. For more information about Groundwork Milwaukee, visit their website. For more information about Split the Plate, contact Kathy Herrewig.