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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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Our Attitude of Gratitude

by Gretchen Mead Executive Director Friends, With deep thanks we wind down this year’s BLITZ, our 8th.  We take the gifts that you have given us to heart, and always, always utilize them to help more people grow their own … 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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The Road to Confidence: A Food Leader’s Story

by Natalie Kane & Hannah Kiger Events & Outreach Interns Brian (pictured above at the 2014 Fruity Nutty Affair) heard about the Food Leader Certificate Program through taking gardening classes at the Urban Ecology Center (UEC). But this was by … Continue reading

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Annual Giving Campaign Thank You!

by Susie Ralston and Moshe Katz VGI Board Members Dear VGI Friends, Thank you to every single person who contributed to this year’s Annual Giving Campaign. With your generosity, Victory Garden Initiative has set, accomplished, and surpassed a lofty goal, … 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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Wild and Scenic Film Festival, “Joanna Macy and the Great Turning”

This week, we’re featuring an article by Emily Thornburg at the River Revitalization Foundation. On August 7, they are hosting the next Wild and Scenic Film Festival, the world’s largest environmental film festival! Read on to hear about one of … Continue reading

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VGI Food Leader Interviews: Tammy Koz

by Mason Jarecki-Nimmo Awesome Volunteer Personally, I am very curious to learn more about the Food Leader Certificate Program, and what a better way than to interview the program alumni? What are they doing now, how did they hear about … Continue reading

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7 Ways to guarantee your friends a full belly this holiday

by Natalie Farm Stand Intern We care about our friends. We’re guessing that you do too! So why not give the gift of a local, dishes-free, cooking- free meal to someone you love? Here are our top 7 places (in no … Continue reading

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