6 terrible Milwaukee gifts

Published Dec. 22, 2019

There are good Milwaukee gifts and bad Milwaukee gifts. Here are some terrible Milwaukee gifts.


Made in Milwaukee: Milorganite

Published May 12, 2017

Despite what you've heard, Milorganite is not made out of human feces. When I took a tour of the Jones Island plant, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District agency services director Jeff Spence and public information manager Bill Graffin want to dispel that myth.


Plant now for a beautiful garden now and in the future

Published Sept. 20, 2015

Don't pack away that shovel and trowel. Fall is a great time to plant a few new additions in the landscape. Here are just a few ideas for adding immediate and long term beauty to your garden.


8 eco-friendly tips to control pests in the garden

Published July 18, 2015

Spots on tomatoes, holes in hosta leaves and wilting stems mean insects and diseases have moved into the garden. Don't let these intruders reduce the beauty and productivity of your landscape. Work in concert with nature to prevent and control these pests, and you will be rewarded with a bountiful harvest and landscape filled with beautiful blooms.


Grow your best tomato yet

Published May 15, 2015

Nothing beats the flavor of fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes, and you can make this your biggest and tastiest tomato harvest yet with proper planting and care.


6 distinctive Milwaukee smells

Published May 15, 2015

Milwaukee is - and has always been - a town with many olfactory offerings. Here are six strong ones.


Melinda Myers' eco-friendly tips for weed control in your lawn

Published May 3, 2014

Don't let lawn weeds get the best of you. These opportunistic plants find a weak spot in the lawn, infiltrate and begin the take over your grass. Take back the lawn with proper care. Your lawn will not only be greener and healthier, but good for the environment.


Free Milorganite Saturday at Miller Park

Published April 25, 2012

The first 1,000 people who drop off unused prescriptions at Medicine Collection Day on Saturday, April 28 at Miller Park will get a free five-pound bag of Milorganite, that Milwaukee made fertilizer trusted by professionals for more than 85 years.


Jones Island ... which way is up?

Published April 29, 2002

Once upon a time, Jones Island was home to Milwaukee's most unusual and, arguably, most idyllic community. Join us as we take a stroll through the history of this Milwaukee area and have a look at what's there now.


Milwaukeeans help manufacture this export

Published April 21, 2002

Since 1913, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (and its predecessor) have manufactured Milorganite, an agricultural fertilizer, with a natural process that involves city waste.