Through the practice of Regenerative Development, Sweet Water Foundation offers an inclusive, art-inspired and agriculture-fed approach to neighborhood development through built projects and installations.



Sweet Water Foundation’s flagship site challenges the standard reductive formula of gentrification, which seeks to gain short-term return on investment without regard to the longer-term sociological and ecological implications to the urban ecology. The Perry Ave Commons creates an aesthetic of inclusion and remembering married to the concepts of repurposing, re-imagining, and re-storying.


To extend our reach beyond our physical sites, Sweet Water Foundation partners with art and educational institutions across the country to demonstrate the possibilities of Regenerative Placemaking and inspire others to engage in the transformation of their communities.  



The Heart Haus is a Holistic Living Centre located in the Bayview neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Centre is a living experiment in sustainable living that boasts front and backyard vegetable gardens and a basement aquaponics system. The Heart Haus hosts classes and workshops on sustainable living and has attracted visitors from all over the world to share their resources, ideas and abilities toward strengthening our local community.