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.

New for Groundwork in 2021!

Groundwork Milwaukee will be piloting the Community Garden Health Hub programming. Urban gardening can have the effect of improving the number of fresh food eaten, number of hours in positive social interactions and thus reduce the risk of chronic disease. Gardens designated as Health Hubs will be provided with intensive support and guidance for gardeners. Groundworks plans to lead training on planting, preparing, and preserving fresh food through in-person and virtual activities.

Free Gardener Workshops

Making and Using Compost
Friday, June 25th
5:30-6:30 pm

Understanding and Controlling Weeds
Friday, July 30th
5″30-6:30 pm

Season Extension: Cold Frames, Low Tunnels, and More
Friday, August 27
5:30-6:30 pm

Join workshops HERE.

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.