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Extensive Milwaukee Renaissance coverage of Sweet Water:
Milwaukee Renaissance Website - which includes quite a lot about Sweet Water’s international partnerships.

Appetite For Life - An Agrarian Aquarium
November 2012  For years and years, Fridays in Milwaukee were also fry days. Seafood lovers and Catholics abstaining from meat feasted on yellow perch plucked from Lake Michigan. But decades of industrial pollution and overfishing jeopardized a beloved tradition. Read the story

Appetite For Life - Fish to Farm to Table
November 2012  Watch the video

Christian Science Monitor - Gardening projects change lives of troubled veterans
By Molly Redfield, Nourishing the Planet / October 11, 2012
  Encouraging recovering military veteran to work in community gardens helps lift them out of depression, increases their self-esteem - and even gets them eating better, says Vietnam War vet and gardening guru Howard Hinterhuer. Read the story

On Milwaukee- TV Chef Zimmern Talks Milwaukee
By Lori Fredrich, September 25, 2012
"This was a short trip today. We only visited a couple of spots, and it killed me that I couldn't go to some of my regular haunts. However, the biggest impact that this trip had on me was really in the time I spent at Sweetwater. The enthusiasm that those young kids have ... there are young people who are half a generation older than those kids who are entitled brats. I deal with a lot of them in many parts of the country. But, I see young people like the ones at Sweetwater Organics as the ones who are going to save the planet for my son. So, it's a really grateful feeling." Read the story

Al Jazeera - Earthrise: Aquaponics
By Earthrise, Aug 4, 2012
As people become richer and move to cities, global demand for meat and fish keeps growing, and by 2050 there will be another two billion of us to feed. But with wild fish stocks declining and ever more pressure on natural systems from livestock farming, we need to find new ways of meeting this appetite.
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Salon - Visions of post-industrial Milwaukee
By Emma Mustich, Jan 7, 2012
Post-industrial visionaries nationwide have been “occupying” old factories and other buildings — not in protest, but in an attempt to make those buildings productive again — long before last fall’s first encampment in Zuccotti Park. A new exhibition in Milwaukee — part of a larger project to spotlight urban revitalization across the country — draws attention to the buildings, projects and people behind this stealthy (but steady) movement for positive urban change.
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Journal Sentinel - City wins grant to develop urban farms
By Karen Herzog, March 9, 2011
IBM will announce Wednesday that Milwaukee is among 24 cities worldwide to receive a Smarter Cities Challenge grant, which will give the city access to top IBM experts and technology to potentially expand local, cutting-edge urban agriculture efforts around the globe.
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The Wall Street Journal - Fish Are Jumping Off Assembly Line
By Joe Barrett, May 14th, 2010
With the lake's population of wild perch decimated, Mr. Fraundorf is helping the fish make an unlikely comeback, raising about 80,000 yellow perch and tilapia in tanks inside a cavernous former crane factory that sat empty for decades.
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New York Times - Fish Farms, With a Side of Greens
By GENEVIEVE ROBERTS, Published: September 27, 2010
The potential for urban farming is being explored in Milwaukee, where some of the leading aquaponics entrepreneurs are based. Sweet Water Organics, an urban aquaponics company, raises perch and leafy green vegetables in an old factory that housed a mining company until the 1950s.
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Journal Sentinel - Perch return to local waters - in an old factory
By Karen Herzog, February 5th, 2010
A new generation of yellow perch is being netted about a mile from Lake Michigan at an urban fish and vegetable farm called Sweet Water Organics, which mimics the Earth's natural ecosystem in a cavernous industrial building. Harnischfeger Industries once used the Bay View neighborhood building to make mining cranes.
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The Shepherd Express - Milwaukee’s Good Food Movement
By Sarah Biondich, Wednesday, October 6, 2010
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The Shepherd Express - The Future of Farming - Sweet Water Organics advances aquaponics in Milwaukee
By Sarah Biondich, January 2010
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Third Coast Digest - November 1st 2009
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On Milwaukee - Sweet Water Organics lures local fish and produce
By Maureen Post, Sept. 11th 2009
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Outpost Exchange Magazine - July 1st, 2009
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Midwest Sustainable Cities Symposium - April 30th, 2012
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Susan Bence Public Radio: March & July
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Solutions for an Ailing Planet - A Bright Future for Smart Cities
April 25th, 2012
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Seedstock - Startup Profile
October, 2012
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Al Jazeera - Aquaponics
August, 2012
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