Category Archives: Staff Posts

Dispatches from our hard-working VGI staff

Farewell from Alysse

by Alysse Gear Program Support Specialist A few weeks ago, our FarmStand opened for the season. In between weeding, planning, talking responsibilities, and eating salads fresh from the garden, I told two of our main youth staff (self-proclaimed managers Alex … Continue reading

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Record-breaking BLITZ 2016

by Kelly Moore Brands Community Program Manager Early mornings, late evenings, sleeping like a bear in hibernation in the in-between hours. Muscling through each day to build as many gardens as we can. Getting dirty, shoes filled with soil, dealing with … Continue reading

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Deep Impact: A Food Leader’s Story

by Natalie Kane & Hannah Kiger Events & Outreach Interns Sammi Kaufman (third from the left), is a 2015 Food Leadership Certificate Program (FLCP) graduate. She joined the FLCP after hearing about a friend’s experience in it. Little did she know … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Giving Guide: VGI Partner Edition

by Natalie Kane Events and Outreach Intern Victory Garden Initiative is so grateful for the businesses in our community that find delicious and special ways to collaborate with us. Together, we are creating a food system that feeds us all well. … Continue reading

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide

by Natalie Kane Events and Outreach Intern The holiday season is the perfect time of year to show those around us how thankful we are for them. The trouble? How to give a meaningful gift that friends and family will … Continue reading

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The Farm Stand Starts Again June 25!

by Alysse Gear Development & Administrative Coordinator At VGI, believe that experiential learning is the most powerful way to educate children about food, sustainability and gardening. Do you agree? Please share in the comments!  Our youth programming is completely experiential and hands-on, … Continue reading

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Meet VGI’s New Urban Farm Community Organizer!

by Yaa Bema Tutu Urban Farm Community Organizer Hey fellow VGI friends! My name is Yaa Bema Tutu and I’m a new addition to the VGI staff! I’m originally from Ghana, living in Milwaukee for about two years now. I’m … Continue reading

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DIY repurposed wallet from a coffee bag

by Kati Schnierer VGI Community Solutions Program Fellow I have a reputation of upcycling any garbage that I find. I get especially excited when I find something I could potentially turn into an earring. I love earrings. Actually I have … Continue reading

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Moving compost

By Kati Schnierer VGI Community Solutions Program Fellow The end of October brought the last official workday in Concordia Gardens for the season. Luckily, thanks to a very determined volunteer group’s help we managed to get all the rows ready for … Continue reading

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Interning at VGI

by Kati Schnierer VGI Community Solutions Program Fellow Alex was our intern this summer working 2 days a week in Concordia Gardens. I was fortunate enough to spend the Thursdays weeding with him and have fascinating conversations during that time … Continue reading

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