Victory Garden Initiative

Milwaukee’s Victory Garden Initiative has, in nine years, installed some 4,000 raised beds, and its farm—and now new farmhouse—seek to respond to concerns about inner-city Milwaukee health, nutrition and food justice issues. more

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Victory Garden Initiative has opened The Farmhouse, an office, event and classroom space across from their garden on Concordia Avenue. more


Urban beekeeping is growing in popularity in Milwaukee, where it is fostered by several community organizations and supported by UW-Milwaukee-Extension, Marquette University and city government. more

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Urban farmers from diverse organizations and backgrounds are transforming Milwaukee. more

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The Great Milwaukee Victory Garden BLITZ is the largest garden-building event in the nation, with its founding nonprofit Victory Garden Initiative (VGI; 1845 N. Farwell Ave.) constructing approximately 500 four-by-eight-foot raised-bed gard... more


North Shore Boulangerie makes its own yeast and uses locally sourced ingredients. more

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On the corner of East Concordia Avenue and Palmer Street, fertile plots with fruits, vegetables and flowers create the 1.5-acre Concordia Gardens, a serene community more


Earth Day 2014 arrives on the heels of a very grim United Nations report that found climate change is affecting all continents and oceans, causing noticeable disruptions in our food and more

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Irene Kightley

The Victory Garden Initiative (VGI) was formed by a group of friends and neighbors meeting in a coffee shop after a rally for edible front yard gardens in Shorewood. VGI’s (1845 N. Farwell Ave.) mission is to build communities more


More than half of Milwaukee County’s African-American men in their 30s and half of those in their early 40s have served time in state prison, according to a new report by John Pawasarat and Lois M. Quinn at UW-Milwaukee’s more

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