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Pasch Joining Urban Garden, Neighborhood Block Watch Effort in Milwaukee

The DMZ Community Garden Group and the Borchert Field C.A.R.E.S, an effort aimed at addressing neighborhood crime and empowering residents in the Milwaukee neighborhood, will launch its first celebration Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m.

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.

Keith Schmitz September 22, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Looks like the asshattery is growing lush and green in this Patch.
Bob McBride September 22, 2012 at 07:09 PM
That's a funny way to announce your arrival, Keith, but if you insist... WB asshat.
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) September 22, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Behold Keith Schmitz has a greener thumb than Sandy in that regard.
Bewildered September 23, 2012 at 03:21 AM
How the heck can she join the neighborhood watch when she doesn't even live in the district. Anybody know if there is a time limit to when she needs to move from the Bay to the Hood?
Bob McBride September 23, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Does she actually have to live there? I mean, maybe they could just make an "investment in community" (become slumlords) and have her use the property as her official address? I think there might actually be some precedence in that regard. That way she can stay in an area where she blends in unnoticed with the soccer mom do and J. Crew wardrobe.

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