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  • Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food!
    Written by Meghan Forseth
    Tuesday, 05 February 2019
    Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food!

    I have every intent to cook healthy, delicious, well-balanced meals for Josh (my husband) and Jude (my two-year old) but every time I venture off to the grocery store I end up with the same ingredients. I swear I make every effort to stop by the produce section and examine all of the colorful fruits and vegetables. I often admire those fearless shoppers who throw jalapenos, bok choy and kale in their carts. They seem brave. They seem to know what they are doing.

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  • Where Art Meets Ecology
    Written by Guest Blogger
    Thursday, 31 January 2019
    Where Art Meets Ecology

    I got started volunteering at the Urban Ecology Center through small mammal monitoring in the summer of 2012 and have been fortunate enough to help with that project at least a few times every summer since, alongside numerous other projects. These opportunities and the UEC have helped me get to where I am professionally, granted me steady friendships, taught me so very much, and, most importantly, welcomed me, enthusiastic quirks and all, with open arms.

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  • Eco I Do (and so do they!)
    Written by MaryBeth Kressin
    Monday, 28 January 2019
    Eco I Do (and so do they!)

    Once upon a summer day in 2016, an Urban Ecology Center member named Marybeth (same name – but not me!) decided to borrow a canoe through our equipment lending program and go out to explore the Milwaukee River. She knew that a week from then, she was going on a first date with a close friend and wanted it to be special. After that test run she decided to have their date on the river - an intimate time together in nature.

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