Make Cake Milwaukee, along with the extraordinary efforts of local bakers, is producing a fundraising bake sale to benefit an urban garden in the Harambee & Riverwest neighborhoods of Milwaukee.
April 11 2009, 12 pm
Design Within Reach
167 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
The idea for the bake sale started out as a leisurely pastime: to get friends together and baking. When multiple attempts at finding this leisure time proved difficult, Ashley Drew of Make Cake Milwaukee, and Amelinda Burich decided to group their baking efforts for a larger cause. It didn’t take long to find their cause in a project begun by two talented women from Milwaukee.
Julie Ruplinger & Wendy Mesich, founders of Off the Grid Mke, had just received some green space from the City of Milwaukee. Their organization, Off the Grid Milwaukee, supports local projects designed to increase community self-reliance. They were given two empty city lots with which to begin their project. In collaboration with Milwaukee Urban Gardens, they want to transform these barren 12,000 square-foot lots at Richards & Clarke Streets into a productive community garden. They want to focus on innovative, hands-on training for their neighbors that will lead to the neighborhood providing for more of their own food needs. Starting this project wasn’t cheap and they needed some financial help to get the project off the ground.
Ashley & Amelinda joined forces to recruit as many local bakers as possible. And what a response they received! Up to 40 local bakers, from Bayview to Riverwest, have offered their time, money and talent to bring the bake sale to fruition. The bake sale is on Saturday, April 11th at Design Within Reach. All proceeds with go to benefit Off the Grid and their community garden.
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