Tag Archives: Urban agriculture

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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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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Manifesto to Join the Living

by Gretchen Mead Executive Director Refuse the air conditioner. The stale air, with monotone noise buzzing over your thoughts. Turn it off. Shut the screen. Slam it down so you may walk outside barefoot and step on a thistle if … Continue reading

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If We Build It, They Will Come

by Gretchen Mead Founder & Executive Director Dear Friends, I want to tell you a story. Once upon a time, a group of neighbors learned about a parcel of barren, unutilized, city-owned land. It was an acre and a half … Continue reading

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Introducing our fellow from Hungary

by Kati Schnierer VGI Community Solutions Program Fellow Just as the last two years, VGI is hosting a fellow from another country with the Community Solutions Program, a program of the U.S. Department of State implemented by IREX. This year it is me, Kati Schnierer, from … Continue reading

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