WELCOME TO victory garden initiative!

OUR MISSION: Victory Garden Initiative builds communities that grow their own food, creating a community-based, socially just, environmentally sustainable, nutritious food system for all. 

Why Victory Gardens?

The Victory Gardens of WWI and WWII supported the war effort. People throughout the United States grew their own food in yards, parks, and community spaces so all available resources could go toward the war effort.  

Today, we are once again in our green spaces growing food, but today we are fighting a different kind of battle. We are fighting for food security and the health of our ecosystems. We are fighting for resilient communities that support one another and for strong local economies. Through gardening we are seeking a connection to the cycle of life, and for good, tasty food...from garden to plate. 

So how does one become a Victory Gardener of today, you ask?
It's quite simple. We become vegetable gardeners. If we are already vegetable gardeners, we help someone else do so through mentoring. We find creative ways to grow food right where we are - in our yards, on our rooftops, on our patios - no piece of earth should be overlooked! We garden ubiquitously and confidently knowing that we are doing what is best for our families, our communities and our country.

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Your time can go toward toward building a community-based, socially just, ecologically sustainable, nutritious food system for ALL...in the field, in the office, in the community.

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 Do you believe in growing your own food as a way of life? Do you want to help all of Milwaukee have access to wholesome, nutritious food? Do you yearn for an ecologically regenerative food system? Join the movement. 

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