Milwaukee's Garden District

Milwaukee's Garden District 13th Aldermanic District A council of affiliated neighborhood associations

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Thank you to everyone who donated to our Winter Wonderland display for next year. Special shout out to Paulette at Shore...
01/18/2021

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Winter Wonderland display for next year. Special shout out to Paulette at Shorewest Realty for the Culver's ice cream tokens to give away to those who donated.

If you are donating lights or displays today, we have a plant for you to take home and another thank you. Drop-off is be...
01/16/2021

If you are donating lights or displays today, we have a plant for you to take home and another thank you. Drop-off is between 10am-1pm on 6th and Norwich. If you have a donation and cannot make it today, call 414-379-2450 to make other arrangements

01/15/2021
Milwaukee's Garden District

We will be collecting lights and Christmas displays again Saturday January 16 from 10am-1pm. Thanks to all who donate and volunteer to make our Winter Wonderland possible

Donate new or used lights or outdoor displays for use in the Garden District’s Wonderland block long display that provided enjoyment for hundreds of families this season.

When: Saturday January 9 and Saturday, January 16 from 10- 1 each day

Where: Farmers Market site 6th and Norwich

01/05/2021

Donate new or used lights or outdoor displays for use in the Garden District’s Wonderland block long display that provided enjoyment for hundreds of families this season.

When: Saturday January 9 and Saturday, January 16 from 10- 1 each day

Where: Farmers Market site 6th and Norwich

12/10/2020

Happening this Sunday, December 13 on 6th and Norwich from about 5:30-6:30 pm!

CHRISTMAS CARAVAN PRESS RELEASE
Milwaukee, Wisconsin- Professor Pinkerton’s Irrelevant Orchestra presents
The Christmas Caravan
, a mobile holiday stage show. The Irrelevant Orchestra is a local performance group focusing on early American roots music, music of the ‘hot jazz’ era, and are the feature band for the Deadman’s Carnival Circus and variety show. This December the Irrelevant Orchestra’s feature initiative
The Christmas Caravan
brings the joy of the holidays to neighborhoods and communities in Milwaukee atop its one-of-a-kind holiday entertainment innovation, a fully decorated Christmas concert
on wheels.

The Christmas Caravan runs off donations to support production costs with the singular mission of raising spirits in what has proven to be a challenging year. Simply put, “We believe hope is for everyone and not a luxury item”. The Christmas Caravan launches weekends from its housed location on the east side of Shorewood, Wisconsin. From there the show then travels to various locations throughout the evening with live updates on the Irrelevant Orchestra’s page (Prof Pinkertons Irrelevant Orchestra) and Twitter (@profpinkmke). The band hopes to provide entertainment throughout December with the community’s support, and encourages viewer participation in suggesting locations, charities, and causes to perform for this holiday season. If you would like to schedule an interview or book the Christmas Caravan for your event, please contact Professor Pinkerton at [email protected]

Milwaukee Police Department - District 6
12/10/2020

Milwaukee Police Department - District 6

Santa's helpers dropped off a magical mail box to District 6 today. It will be out with the District 6 CLOs at 250 W Holt Ave. (Pick N Save) between 4pm and 7pm on Friday, December 11th, during our Red Kettle challenge. Stop out and drop off your letter to Santa.

Milwaukee Police Department - District 6
12/05/2020

Milwaukee Police Department - District 6

#MKEPD #MPDDISTRICT6

The Garden District Winter Wonderland is lit! Stop by 6th and Howard to see the light display. Thank you to all the volu...
12/02/2020

The Garden District Winter Wonderland is lit! Stop by 6th and Howard to see the light display. Thank you to all the volunteers for making this possible but a special thank you to Terry Witkowski for organizing and seeing this through! ***There is no fee to walk through the Winter Wonderland. You can drive by or walk through at any time. Lights start at dusk and are lit every day for 8 hours. Lighting display will run through Jan 6. You can park on the street or in the parking lot south of the display***

It's beginning to look alot like a Winter Wonderland! Last work day tomorrow from 10am-3pm at 6th and Norwich. We need h...
11/29/2020

It's beginning to look alot like a Winter Wonderland! Last work day tomorrow from 10am-3pm at 6th and Norwich. We need help to finish so we can light it up December 1.

If you can spare an hour or more Saturday Nov 28 or Sunday Nov 29 there are still lots of lights and displays that we ne...
11/28/2020

If you can spare an hour or more Saturday Nov 28 or Sunday Nov 29 there are still lots of lights and displays that we need help with. We will be working both days from 10am-3pm. Come help us light up the block!

We are thankful for our volunteers! Almost 400 cards written to the vets who served our country. Happy Thanksgiving to a...
11/25/2020

We are thankful for our volunteers! Almost 400 cards written to the vets who served our country. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

11/02/2020

Since we are unable to get together to make cards for troops this year, Veterans Outreach is looking for people to write thank you for your service or greeting messages on the cards. They will send these cards out. If you are willing to write 5, 10 or ? cards, pm me, call Dawn at 414-379-2450, send an email to [email protected] or leave a message here. We have the cards and can tell you where to pick up on 3rd and Howard. Thanks!

Thank you everyone for participating in the tour of homes. In case you missed it, here are some photos taken by voluntee...
10/01/2020

Thank you everyone for participating in the tour of homes. In case you missed it, here are some photos taken by volunteers. Please post here if you have more to share. And don't forget to stop at the perennial exchange this Saturday from 10am-noon at 6 and Norwich. There may be something to add to your landscape.

09/28/2020

What: FALL PERENNIAL EXCHANGE
When: Saturday October 3, 2020
Time: 10AM to Noon,
Where: Parking lot at 6th and Norwich.
Cost: FREE
Thin out your excess plants and share them so others can continue to beautify the Garden District.
None to bring? Come and pick up free plants to beautify your home.

A spooktacular time!
09/25/2020

A spooktacular time!

Garden District tour of homes this Sunday 9/27 from 10am-2pm.
09/23/2020

Garden District tour of homes this Sunday 9/27 from 10am-2pm.

09/05/2020
Milwaukee's Garden District

Any further nominations for the driving tour?

The July 19 driving tour of homes in the Garden District was a fun way to get out and explore various landscape ideas. We would like to hold another driving tour on September 27 from 10am-2pm. This time we are asking for suggestions from you. In the end, 12 homes will be selected to view. Please PM or call 414-379-2450 with address and phone number of your nomination by September 8. We ask you get the permission of the neighbor you are nominating.

Anyone recognize this cutie and know the owner?
08/19/2020

Anyone recognize this cutie and know the owner?

Missing dog! Please share!

Found near 6th & Layton in MKE this morning.

He is currently safe in our basement getting food, water and rest and is very friendly.

Unfortunately, No contact Information is on the collar. 😢

Special thanks to Wisconsin Community Health Fund - Summer Community Health Program and their teacher Rebecca for coming...
08/13/2020

Special thanks to Wisconsin Community Health Fund - Summer Community Health Program and their teacher Rebecca for coming to our Garden to weed the flower beds, trim and spice up the reusable cap art. Also big thanks to volunteers Linda and Therese for helping supervise.

We can always use help maintaining the gardens. Anyone who would like to help or organize a group please call 414-379-2450 or send message.

08/11/2020

The July 19 driving tour of homes in the Garden District was a fun way to get out and explore various landscape ideas. We would like to hold another driving tour on September 27 from 10am-2pm. This time we are asking for suggestions from you. In the end, 12 homes will be selected to view. Please PM or call 414-379-2450 with address and phone number of your nomination by September 8. We ask you get the permission of the neighbor you are nominating.

If you missed today's garden tour - here are a couple of the houses. Please feel free to reply with photos you have take...
07/19/2020

If you missed today's garden tour - here are a couple of the houses. Please feel free to reply with photos you have taken of the houses on tour, your house or any other house you enjoyed viewing

Want to view some beautiful plants and various landscape ideas? One of our neighbors has put together this driving tour ...
07/16/2020

Want to view some beautiful plants and various landscape ideas? One of our neighbors has put together this driving tour for Sunday, July 19 from 10-2.

The Little Free Library in the Garden on 6th and Howard has food and other supplies. If you need something, please help ...
04/24/2020

The Little Free Library in the Garden on 6th and Howard has food and other supplies. If you need something, please help yourself.

Garden District volunteers have been donating food, toilet paper, pet food and candy to the Little Free Library. Please grab something if you need it.

DPW Milwaukee
03/20/2020

DPW Milwaukee

Effective immediately, the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works has suspended all timed, metered and night parking restrictions to accommodate residents who are home due to COVID-19. Vehicles will not be required to alternate side-park or have night parking permits.

Vehicles must abide by all other parking regulations, including posted “NO PARKING” signs. Parking Enforcement will focus on safety-related violations including unauthorized parking in a handicapped space, obstructing traffic/bicycle/streetcar lanes, and parking too close to an alley/driveway/fire hydrant/crosswalk.

Additionally, No Parking in a Loading Zone (including Carryout Zones) will be actively enforced. Per Wisconsin statute, a vehicle must be attended while actively loading/unloading so that it may promptly be moved in case of an emergency or to avoid obstruction of traffic.

Milwaukee Police Department - District 6
03/17/2020

Milwaukee Police Department - District 6

Our event was canceled, but we still have our Baskets to raffle off for those who are a part of the District 6 community. Like this photo by March 22nd to enter in the raffle. We will contact the winners by Facebook Massenger. Stay Well.

Thanks Zeno's Eagle Scout Project for the presentation on the Wilson Park Gazebo Restoration.  Glad the Garden District ...
03/12/2020

Thanks Zeno's Eagle Scout Project for the presentation on the Wilson Park Gazebo Restoration. Glad the Garden District could help out with a donation. Looking forward to seeing the completed project in May.

Interested in gardening? The garden on 6th and Howard has spots available to rent. Applications can be found on the webs...
02/02/2020
Milwaukee's Garden District

Interested in gardening? The garden on 6th and Howard has spots available to rent. Applications can be found on the website.

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Our first calendar of events. We will update as events are scheduled.
01/30/2020

Our first calendar of events. We will update as events are scheduled.

01/24/2020
Some of the key people that helped with our Winter Wonderland. Thank you, all the other volunteers and sponsors and the ...
01/12/2020

Some of the key people that helped with our Winter Wonderland. Thank you, all the other volunteers and sponsors and the Gateway to Milwaukee for making our lighting display possible!

Reminder you can drop off working lights and displays Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm at Luepke Insurance Agency, 1223 E. Howard Avenue through January 17.

Address

3989 S. 6th Street
Milwaukee, WI
53207

General information

The Garden District Neighborhood Association (GDNA) is an ‘all-volunteer’ organization dedicated to serving and improving the quality of life for those who live in the 13th Aldermanic District of the City of Milwaukee. Our main objective is to enhance the quality of life for residents and neighbors through community beautification and sustainable landscape design. In partnership with the Gateway to Milwaukee Business Improvement District, the University of Wisconsin Extension, Marquette University, the City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Energy Exchange, Inc., and other nonprofit organizations, GDNA volunteers have embarked on several ambitious neighborhood projects that limit stormwater discharge into our creeks and replenish groundwater. The most heralded of these is the establishment of the three-mile-long ‘6th street Green Corridor’ where bioswales with native plantings have been constructed to capture thousands of gallons of stormwater that would otherwise end up in the Wilson Park Creek, a tributary of the Kinnickinnic River. Other notable projects include our annual landscape design awards for residents and businesses in the Garden District; the creation of an active community garden where neighbors rent plots to grow vegetables; and this year’s ‘soft-opening’ of a 66-space Farmer’s Market to provide fresh, locally grown produce to our neighbors and our yearly Garden District Days Festival.

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CALLING ALL NEIGHBORS! Thinking of selling? Give me a call!
If you are missing a black and white border collie type dog he or she was just running down Van Norman and 3rd and is currently by the creek between 5th and 6th street off of Layton ave behind TOPS. The dog was running very fast and afraid to come near me. Last spotted at 12:45 pm
This male Tabby cat has been visiting my home for a few weeks. Yesterday Urban Cat Coalition came out and trapped him. Is he yours? Location E. Morgan and S. Taylor Aves.
Hi everyone! I volunteer with the Urban Cat Coalition and if you're not familiar with us, we trap, neuter and release feral cats (so they're not making more and more babies) and also do foster to adopt of cats that are able to be socialized. We are attempting to trap a black cat, Baby, on 5th Place. She's the mom of another black one and a fuzzy brown one who are often with her. The key to getting her is for her to be hungry and want the food in the trap, so if anyone happens to be feeding cats (particularly if this sounds like a cat you've seen), please hold off. We really need her trapped and recovered before it's frigid out. Thank you! 😻
What: FALL PERENNIAL EXCHANGE When: Saturday October 3, 2020 Time: 10AM to Noon, Where: Parking lot at 6th and Norwich. Cost: FREE Thin out your excess plants and share them so others can continue to beautify the Garden District. None to bring? Come and pick up free plants to beautify your home.
Hi everyone, we are missing our cat, Nica. Please keep an eye out, she is very friendly and approachable. This is the only time she’s ever done this so I imagine she is confused and a bit scared. I would grately appreciate the help! 🙏 thank you
Thank you to all the volunteers in the Holler Park neighborhood that help weed the garden. This garden Is located on the corner of 6th and Grange and the neighbors make sure it’s well taken care of. Great representation for the Garden District!
We were stolen from last night (please see link below) We will ask around the Town of Lake neighborhood to see if anyone has any camera footage. Please share if able. Thank you. https://www.facebook.com/100001410493300/posts/3345710568819260/?d=n
What are your favorite hard neck garlic plants for zone 5b?
Just got a letter from a realtor expressing her client's desire to purchase a home in our area. If anyone is thinking about moving/selling, here's her info. Their price point is $150k tax assessment value.
DAY 63-Milwaukee is still shut down. Please consider stopping/ordering ahead at these local businesses to support them. They will honor this coupon on your phone or if printed. I mailed 2500 of these out to my neighborhood with an ok response. Let's get these guys busy! Southside Gardens Mavericks Bar Emerald City Catering & Events #staywellmyfriends #seeyouallsoon #washyourhands #stayhomeornot #itsyourchoice #supportlocalsmallbusiness DOES NOT APPLY TO EMERALD CITY PAY AS YOU MAY MEAL.