Join us the third Thursday of every month from 6 - 8 pm
at the Urban Ecology Center for a delicious potluck dinner and a program including lively discussion.






Thursday, June 20, 2019
The cooking gene : a journey through African American culinary history in the Old South with Michael Twitty

Watch a video interview to learn from author Michael Twirtty -- and then join our discussion.

"Southern food is integral to the American culinary tradition, yet the question of who “owns” it is one of the most provocative touch points in our ongoing struggles over race. In this unique memoir, culinary historian Michael W. Twitty takes readers to the white-hot center of this fight, tracing the roots of his own family and the charged politics surrounding the origins of soul food, barbecue, and all Southern cuisine."

If you'd like to read the book, it's available at the Milwaukee Public Library and in local bookstores. If you'd like to learn more about the book and author, visit his website:

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Green Vets Organix
Matt Rudman (speaker)

Join us for a potluck dinner and then to learn from Matt Rudman about the new Green Vets Organix project.

Green Vets Organix is a 3.25 acre piece of land on Teffer Farms, able to produce over 20 varieties of vegetables, fruits and herbs that Veterans, Brian Sales and Luke Davies, as well as Matt Rudman are turning into an organic - based CSA that serves veterans in the Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha Area.

The mission is to grow the finest quality herbs, fruits and vegetables and raise high quality egg-laying chickens for the local community using only natural and sustainable farming methods, free from non-organic pesticides or fertilizers.