Heroes of the Week: Victory Garden Initiative Volunteers and Staff
“This is what we stand for, this is what we are committed to: the people of Milwaukee can and will change the course of history by engaging in the creation of their own sovereign, secure, sustainable, just, nutritious food system through growing their own food as a way of life,” says Gretchen Mead, executive director of VGI. “It’s not just that there is so much at stake if we don't change—it’s that there is so much to gain if we do, and we all know it."
VGI is looking for volunteers to help out at this year’s Victory Garden Blitz, as well as donations and sponsorships for the Blitz to help give gardens to those residents and communities who cannot afford to purchase their own. Beyond the Blitz, raised garden beds are available for sale to any resident, community and business. For more information about the Victory Garden Initiative, the Blitz, volunteering opportunities, purchasing a garden or to make a donation, visit victorygardeninitiative.org or contact Jazz Glastra, program manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-418-7304.