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Letter from the Director: An Invitation to Cure Loneliness, Yours and Others

There is a faint memory that manifests repeatedly in my mind…. It comes on the same way that trying to remember a dream from the night before comes, scarcely bringing back the details, with a feeling that I cannot quite … Continue reading

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Grow a Vertical Garden with These Easy Steps

by Guest Author Jenna Lynn Buege If you find yourself wishing you could grow a garden but are lacking the space, look no further! Have you ever heard of a vertical garden? Vertical gardens were inspired by nature — think … Continue reading

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Fruity Nutty Nifty Thrifty

Apologies for the mixed-up link! If you’d like to order a BLITZ garden bed, please click here! Friends, It’s been seven years since we first began a program to help people grow fruit trees in the city.  It started with … Continue reading

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Letter from the Director: We Are STILL the Ones We’ve Been Waiting for

Dear Friends, By now, you have probably simmered down your post-election emotions, for better or worse.  Maybe you celebrated. Maybe you cried.  But, you certainly cared about the outcome. This time around, it seems that everyone wanted change… maybe you … Continue reading

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Cultural Exchange: A Letter from VGI’s Community Solutions Fellow, Freeman Ahegbebu

My name is Freeman Ahegbebu, and I am an innovative young Ghanaian with a deep passion for community development, promoting education, and assisting disadvantaged children. Growing up, my father worked as a corporate driver while my mother traded palm oil … Continue reading

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Transition to Fall

Fall is the best time of year in Milwaukee. The weather is pleasant, lacking both the extreme humidity of August and the biting cold of December. The air is cool and crisp in the morning, but warm and light in … Continue reading

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