Chef Tomas White of 225 So. Mia Famiglia turned an urban space
next to the restaurant into an active garden that provides
vegetables and herbs for the Waukesha restaurant.
Executive Chef Tomas White loves to garden, so he turned a space
filled with garbage in downtown Waukesha into an oasis of green.
father, Tom White Sr., owner of 225 So. Mia Famiglia, said his son
took a space between a building next to the restaurant on South
Street and a driveway, filled it with dirt and created an active
garden. Previously, it was a space filled with garbage, he said.
moving to downtown Waukesha, the Whites operated Mia Famiglia in
Hales Corners for 16 years. There, White Jr. had a huge garden that
was his passion.
were farming before farming became fashionable, White Sr. said.
that green space, White Jr. decided to transform the urban
environment into a space where he could grow vegetables and herbs to
be served in the restaurant.
took something that was absolutely nothing but garbage and made it
into something, White Sr. said.