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Annual Fruity Nutty 5 Contest by Victory Gardens Begins

For the fifth year in a row, Victory Garden Initiative (VGI) is giving away five community orchards through the Fruity Nutty 5 Contest, open through February 1. Communities in Milwaukee County are encouraged to apply via mail or online to win up to 30 fruit and nut trees to cultivate into beautiful local food sources. Winners will be announced at the VGI Fruity Nutty Affair, held in late February. VGI volunteers will plant the trees on Earth Day, April 22, 2017.

VGI has planted 23 orchards across the county in their mission to create a socially just, environmentally sustainable and nutritious food system for all by building communities that grow their own food. “Neighborhood orchards provide more than delicious, organic local fruits and nuts—they cultivate roots for closer communities, supplement grocery bills and get our neighbors outside, enjoying and preserving our environment,” says Executive Director Gretchen Mead.

For more information and to apply, call 414-431-0888 or visit

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