Tim McCollow from Milwaukee's Urban Garden program

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event Location: 
100 Phillips Hall
16 N. Clinton Street
Iowa City, IA 52242
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Tim McCollow, project manager for Milwaukee's Urban Garden program HOME GR/OWN initiative, will discuss Milwakuee's urban food movement, and demonstrate how city vacancies and neighborhoods have been transformed with healthy food access and greenspace developments.  McCollow comes to his work in community food systems through a non-traditional path.  Trained as a zoologist and environmental/energy analyst, Tim spent over 2 decades managing natural gas purchasing and risk management for WE Energies prior to starting in the City's Office of Environmental Sustainability in 2010.  As part of a City/CBO team, Tim helped to develop Mayor Tom Barrett's HOME GR/OWN Initiative.  Tim aslo serves on the Steering Committees for the Milwaukee Food Council and the Institute for Urban Agriculture & Nutrition.  

More information about HOME GR/OWN can be found on their website.  This event is co-sponsored by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies.