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Center for Resilient Cities Moves Forward on Green Charter School and Research Center

December 13, 2022

Badger Rock Middle School, a planned project-based charter school with a focus on urban agriculture that will be part of neighborhood redevelopment, was approved by the Madison, Wis., Metropolitan School Board on Dec. 13, 2010. 

The school, which plans to open in fall 2011 with 50 sixth grade students, is working with the Center for Resilient Cities as part of the Resilience Research Center, a four-acre campus with a working farm, café, office space and adjacent city park. The Center is currently planning to construct a new school building with roof top gardens, a greenhouse and 21st century learning environments, including outdoor classroom space. 

The entire campus will serve as a gathering space for the neighborhood to come together to live, learn and build community.This project will be located an area where 76 percent of the current students qualify for free or reduced lunches and are presently bused 20 minutes to school.

Growing Power of Milwaukee will provide the school hands-on training in aquaponics (the symbiotic cultivation of plants and aquatic animals in a re-circulating system) and ongoing technical assistance to help people in the neighborhood grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner. 



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