Milwaukee Urban Gardens (MUG) is now a program of Groundwork Milwaukee (GWM.)The two nonprofits merged effective March 1, 2013.
In order to maintain its affiliation with the national Groundwork network and national funding opportunities, the merged organization needed to have the Groundwork name. Groundwork has a broad mission — including food, water, and jobs — so the merger is a good fit. See Groundwork Milwaukee’s web page: http://www.groundworkmke.org/
Six MUG board members joined the Groundwork Milwaukee Board of Directors. We are truly a merged organization, and the merger will give MUG a greater capacity to reach our goals of securing land for community gardens and partnering with community groups to assure that gardens grow and THRIVE. The MUG brand will not disappear, but our corporate structure has changed.
We will be working in 2013 to merge programs and communications including internet pages, Facebook, e-newsletters.
Executive Director, Groundwork Milwaukee: Mary Beth Driscoll
Program Director, Milwaukee Urban Gardens: Bruce Wiggins
(414) 431-1585, firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Ally- Program and Outreach Specialist: Marriah Gatling
(414) 431-1585, email@example.com