Rep. Sandy Pasch announced Friday she is joining a community garden project, and neighborhood block watch launching this weekend in Milwaukee's Borchert Field neighborhood.
The DMZ Community Garden Group, a urban garden project, and the Borchert Field C.A.R.E.S Neighborhood Block Watch Committee, an effort aimed at addressing neighborhood crime and empowering residents, will launch its first celebration Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the corner of North 9th Street and East Ring Street.
“While knocking on doors throughout the Borchert Field Neighborhood, I become aware of this DMZ Community Garden, which was created in the aftermath of a tragic shooting in this neighborhood less than a year ago,” said Pasch said in a statement. “I look forward to participating in this wonderful event that will recognize the efforts of families and neighbors working to build a safer, healthier, and cleaner environment for their community.”
Event Coordinator Andre’ Lee Ellis sees Saturday as a way to bring recognition to the hard work many are doing to change the impressions and actions in the district.
“By bringing our elected officials together to share with the district, it will give greater opportunity for all to see that we are making progress and we are all working together to show what happens when your action speaks louder than your words,” Ellis said.