Venice Williams is the Director of Alice’s Garden, a two-acre urban farm and community garden that works with inner-city families, teaching them to grow their own food, to love and respect the land, and to be caretakers of Creation. In addition, she teaches Women’s Rites of Passage courses, based on the four seasons, helping women to understand their life’s journey by exploring the cycles of the seasons. She believes, “everything you need to know about life, you can learn from the natural world. Alice’s Garden offers twelve programs that invite the community to explore the relationships between, culture, food, health. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Venice has been living and working in Milwaukee since 1989. Venice’s love of the land orginates from her Choctow and African roots, and her foremothers’ love of gardening.