September 27, 2023

Dominican Center Executive Director Maricha Harris says the expansion of the center's indoor farm, which includes these tomato plants, is an exciting opportunity for Milwaukee's Amani neighborhood.

A micro-farm in the heart of Milwaukee’s central city is planning an expansion to bring more fresh produce to one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods − while also training people for urban agricultural jobs.

The farm operates at the nonprofit Dominican Center, which works to revitalize and support the Amani neighborhood − with around 7,000 residents between North 20th and North 30 streets and West North and West Keefe avenues.

The farm’s growth plan is exciting, said Maricha Harris, Dominican Center executive director.

“We have a big vision of what we want to do with urban agriculture,” Harris told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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