Tag Archives: Food

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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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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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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Rites of Passage

by Gretchen Mead Executive Director Dear Friends, Once or twice per month I receive an email from someone whose soul is on fire. S/he is burning on the inside—flipping through seed catalogues, Netflixing food documentaries in rapid succession, locating every … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Grow food, grow life.

by Angela Steinkamp Gratitude Committee & General Awesome Volunteer Angela volunteered for the 2015 Great Milwaukee Victory Garden BLITZ and many BLITZes before. She wrote about her experience for the Brilliance Business Solutions blog, and you can see the original … Continue reading

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The Opposable Thumb:  Something Good, Gone Horribly Wrong

by Gretchen Mead Executive Director I know enough about evolution to know that the opposable thumb is an advancement in the capacities of humans.  It allowed us to use tools – a development that has manifested itself in previously unimaginable … Continue reading

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Falling in Love All Over Again: Relearning Our Relationship with Food

by Gemma Lake Freelance Writer Falling in Love All Over Again: Relearning Our Relationship with Food Our relationship with food has changed drastically over the last 100 years. Centuries upon centuries of careful cultivation, innovative problem-solving and social organization have … Continue reading

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Getting ‘Real’ With Food

By Heidi Jeter Freelance Writer “Real food” is all the rage these days, and I will admit to jumping on the bandwagon a few months ago. I’d already been following the 100 Days of Real Food blog for more than … Continue reading

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