In the media: Retired prof Walter continues New Leaf leadership
Retired faculty member Lynn Walter is continuing her leadership in starting a downtown Green Bay food co-op, and the group is getting closer to choosing a site, Fox 11 News reported this weekend. Walter, a retired anthropology professor who founded and previously directed the Center for Food in Community and Culture here at UW-Green Bay, is president of the New Leaf Market Cooperative board of directors. She told Fox 11’s Bill Miston that the group now has more than 600 member-owners, and is engaged in active site negotiations to choose a locale. Once that happens, a capital campaign will begin — the total cost for the co-op project is about $6 million, and the market could be open within a year of site selection. Full story.