Author Archives: Victory Garden Initiative

The Good Earth Calling

A Letter from the Director, Gretchen Mead Friends, The Good Earth, by Pearl H. Buck, has been on my reading list since Ms. McCormick’s American literature class in the 9th grade. Lucky for me, I found the novel in a … Continue reading

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Field Trip Report

Last Friday, with wild smiles and a big hugs the urban farm received a huge visit from more than a hundred angels coming from the YMCA Base Camp for Culinary Science Week! During this visit the kids marked the last … Continue reading

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Cooking Up a Storm in the Education Gardens!

It’s been a whirlwind of cooking, planting, harvesting, meditating, weeding, playing games, catching bugs, and picking berries in the education garden this summer! We have an amazing group of kids who come to the farm every Monday and Wednesday to … Continue reading

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Gather and Create

Friends, Many of you came out to the Fruity Nutty Affair on February 22nd, to share the launching of our the campaign to create a home for Victory Garden Initiative. Victory Garden Initiative started nearly 10 years ago, in the … Continue reading

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Rest Assured Milwaukee, We Are Growing

Hello Friends, Many of you heard the news that after decades of painting a powerful vision of a sustainable, community-based food system, Growing Power has closed its doors leaving behind an incredible legacy and several projects around town that will … Continue reading

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Letter from the Board: Seeds of Growth

Dear VGI Community, Ten years ago, our Executive Director Gretchen Mead had an idea. She planted it, like a tiny seed. Withhelp from others, like you who believed in this idea, she nurtured the seed that was the vision of Victory … Continue reading

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Preparing for Next Year

Friends, Today it hit.  Winter is finally here and the growing season has come to an end.  Not even the spinach likes it this cold. For the next few months, our farming activities will mostly subside,  except those that prepare … Continue reading

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Calling All Future Food Leaders

2018 Food Leader Certificate Program Registration Now Open The Food Leader Certificate Program is a unique and exciting intensive retreat program that trains up the next food leader. We are thrilled to have Erica Wolf join us again this year … Continue reading

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A Full Circle

During this year’s Victory Garden Initiative BLITZ, many garden stories touched our hearts. This particular story emboldens the importance of why we do what we do and reminds us of the power of people coming together, transcending all borders, to … Continue reading

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The Energy-Vortex

Friends, I traveled to Sedona, Arizona a couple years ago, and made it my personal quest to understand the energy vortexes that are claimed to be present there. I mosied around at the local rock shop where people were purchasing … Continue reading

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