Green Bay Garden BLITZ: April Update

by Kim Diaz (Green Bay Garden BLITZ, Food Leader 2015-2016)
and Alysse Gear (Victory Garden Initiative – Program Support Specialist)

Blitz boxes are SOLD OUT.

Don’t worry, Milwaukee—we’re talking about the Green Bay Garden BLITZ! It is with pride and joy that we share some updates about this BLITZ Your Town success led by two of our very own Food Leaders who will graduate the program this August.

Green Bay, our very first BLITZ Your Town trainee, is about to enter their third Garden BLITZ since their training in 2014. The Green Bay community has snapped up all the raised bed garden registrations, with 100 garden orders placed. The only room left is on the wait list!

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In addition to all the individual homes receiving gardens, our friends in Green Bay are also installing boxes at the following locations this year: Veterans Manor, Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club, Karaws Childrens Garden, East High School, Golden House, Clarity Care, Royal Montessori Academy, The Mustard Seed, Dean Foods, Nature’s Way, and Encompass Day care. (Many thanks to Angela for managing the sales and Cheryl for placing those reduced-fee beds!)

Can’t wait for the Great Milwaukee Victory Garden BLITZ on May 7-May 21? Get your BLITZ biceps growin’ at the Green Bay Garden BLITZ on April 29-May 1. (We’re already doing some push-ups to prep for pushing all those wheelbarrows of rich, organic Blue Ribbon Organics compost-soil blend here in MKE.)

Other Green Bay Garden Blitz highlights:

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Green Bay Garden Blitz 2016 T-Shirts are done!! Many thanks to the Blitz volunteers who spent their Saturday making our tees—with special gratitude to Tami Cornette for designing them, Linda and Ben Grignon (from Woodland Studios) for doing the screen prints, and Sara Georgel for organizing and coordinating the screen printing event.

The Green Bay Garden Blitz’s next community-building adventure: Volunteer Training on Thursday, April 21st at 5:30 PM at Brown County Extension. Their goals: 100 volunteers for the Blitz weekend, 6 to 8 teams a day, 33 to 44 volunteers a shift. All those exciting numbers add up to 100 Blitz boxes delivered and installed in one weekend!

Whew. Are you ready?

Sign up to volunteer for the Green Bay Garden Blitz here.

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