Category Archives: Letter from the Director

Monthly updates from Gretchen Mead, Victory Garden Initiative’s fearless leader

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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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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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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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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A Path To The Future

Dear Friend, There is a Buddhist quote that lives in my mind, and pops forth every once in awhile at just the right moments: “If you are facing the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.” … Continue reading

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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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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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VGI Is Everywhere

Dear Friends of VGI, On behalf of the board of directors, committed staff and all the dedicated volunteers, we want to THANK YOU all for helping us reach our Annual Giving goal of over $30,000 for 2016!! We are all deeply … Continue reading

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In Food We Trust

Nearly all of us have been in a situation in which we have been severely betrayed and we learned that someone we love is not who we thought they were.  Our belief in the reliability, truth or strength of a … Continue reading

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