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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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Inspiration From Detroit

In March, Victory Garden Initiative was invited to attend the Detroit Food Policy Summit as a member of the Midwest Food Council. Gretchen Mead and Beverly Tyree attended to learn, participate, and be inspired. Inspiration can be found in the … Continue reading

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Buzz at The FARM

April was an amazing time at the Farm! With spring finally arriving, the planting has begun, areas that have previously had grass are changed to grow food, and the landscape is turning beautifully lush. Ian, the Farms farmer, and volunteers spent … Continue reading

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A Heartfelt Farewell To My VGI Family

Dear VGI Community, When I first arrived back to Milwaukee after spending two and a half years in the Peace Corps in rural Panama, where I had lived without electricity and showered under the stars, I was in a bit … Continue reading

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