VGI Sixth Annual Victory Garden Blitz
The volunteers of Victory Garden Initiative, a nonprofit promoting a sustainable and socially just food system, will construct 500 raised-bed gardens throughout Milwaukee during its Victory Garden Blitz, from May 10 through 24. Hundreds of Milwaukee partners, including businesses, volunteers and individual donors, partake in the garden construction, which is eligible to both residences and businesses. Beds are still available for purchase.
The project’s goal is to eliminate food deserts, to educate people about growing and gardening and to help them grow their own fresh food.
Victory Garden Initiative continues to seek shovels, wheelbarrows and rakes, as well as volunteers to help move soil, assemble the wooden raised beds and plant. The 2014 Victory Garden Blitz is supported by multiple area businesses, as well as the Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, which provides the warehouse space that serves as the campaign’s home base.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
For more information or to volunteer, call 414-431-0888 or visit VictoryGardenInitiative.org/blitz.
More from Natural Awakenings
The organization, which formed in 2014 and has the motto “learn, grow and go”, teaches teenagers to develop life skills through hands-on experience via a nine-month paid internship.
Victory Garden Initiative is expanding their urban farm campus through the purchase of a building across the street from their urban farm in the Harambee neighborhood.
Green Jar Express, a new local company, is striving to make Milwaukee healthier and greener by offering meals, salads and smoothies made with fresh, organic local ingredients delivered in toxin-free packaging.
Wellness EXPO Lake Country, hosted by Abundant Joy Yoga & Wellness, will take place at the Oconomowoc Lakes Plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 6, and feature more than 60 vendors.
Victory Garden Initiative will hold the ninth annual Great Milwaukee Victory Garden BLITZ, the nation’s largest garden-building effort, from May 13 to 27.
From March 3 through July 9, the Milwaukee Public Museum will host Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture, a traveling exhibit where visitors can explore the farm to fork food system.
Bloom360 Learning Community is hosting informational sessions for the enrollment of the 2017-18 school year on Feb. 16 and Feb. 26 at the school's business office in Milwaukee.
For the fifth year in a row, Victory Garden Initiative is giving away five community orchards through the Fruity Nutty 5 Contest, open through February 1.
Victory Garden Initiative (VGI) is offering Milwaukee gardeners and community advocates the opportunity to purchase four-by-eight-foot raised bed gardens as gifts.
A new book, Healing the Soul: Unexpected Stories of Courage, Hope, and the Power of Mind, by Dr. Bhupendra O. Khatri, shares important lessons he learned from multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and their caregivers over the years.
Naturopathic Doctor Sarah Axtell, owner of Lakeside Natural Medicine, will lead a four-week detoxification program, from Oct. 13 to Nov. 3.
Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm will host its annual Agri-CULTURE Fest on Oct. 10. The free event celebrates the culture of farming and all things local, organic and sustainable.