Author Archives: Victory Garden Initiative

Letter from the Director: Winter Is Coming

No, I’m not making a Game of Thrones reference, though I did think it might get your attention. In a recent conversation with a friend, I was reminded how many people move towards happiness during the summer season. “It’s about … Continue reading

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Youth Internship Report

By Roxanne Hanna, Youth Education Coordinator After two months of solid programming with the youth interns, we now have two weeks left. We have gone deep with this program, incorporating not only principles of gardening, but also ecology, cooking, natural … Continue reading

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True Cost

The seed of introduction: “A nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt Today, much traveled, highly processed and heavily marketed food has become so much the norm that many people no longer know where their food originates. … Continue reading

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Right to Grow Food!

By Beverly Tyree Stand Up! Join the Fight! We have the right to grow our own food! There have been challenges with the right to grow our own food in our own yard. The challenges often include neighbor relationships, local … Continue reading

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Featured Food Leader- Delaney Hutchinson

Meet Delaney Hutchinson, Food Leader Certificate Program 2017 “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your feet and the winds long to play with your hair”, I picked this quote to start my bio because I think it’s … Continue reading

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Featured Food Leader- Bradley Seibel

MEET BRADLEY SEIBEL – FOOD LEADER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM 2017 “Gardening is an active participation in the deepest mysteries of the universe.” -Thomas Berry “He who understands nature walks close with God.” -Edgar Cayce My name is Bradley Seibel and I … Continue reading

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Conscious Kitchen

“Food is our common ground, universal experience.” ~James Beard “Our everyday food choices have the capacity to change the world. Demand influences supply. So it makes sense to choose wisely, consciously. The factory farming of cattle (and other animals) is … Continue reading

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Letter from the Director: The Global Grassroots

“I don’t like people who eat dogs.” my then 7-year old son said matter-of-factly to our two South Korean house guests, totally out of the blue. Without missing a beat, one of them gently replied, “We try to have tolerance … Continue reading

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Another BLITZ in the Books

By Eric Anderson Community Events Coordinator From May 13th – 27th Victory Garden Initiative was again able to build over 500 gardens throughout the Milwaukee Area! This was our 9th BLITZ, and the gardens built this year bring our total … Continue reading

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Solutions: Powdery Mildew

What it is So what is powdery mildew anyway? This fungus is a type of mildew that is marked by a white floury covering consisting of spores on both sides of a plant’s leaves. It is one of the most … Continue reading

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