Planting common ground in Little Earth


Generations of Little Earth’s Native American residents have been cut off from healthy eating and fresh produce by history, education, economics and a major highway. Now, they are returning to the land to regain cultural traditions and remedy shortened life expectancy and epidemics of diabetes, asthma and other diet-related illnesses. In the last year alone, the urban farm at Little Earth has gone from concept to reality with the knowledge and support of two environmental and food justice organizations: WEI and Milwaukee-based Growing Power.

To read more about Little Earth’s urban farm project see Jennifer Thomsen’s article, Common Ground, in Refuge, a magazine produced by journalism students at the University of Minnesota.