Upcoming events

    • 25 Jan 2018
    • (CST)
    • 31 Jul 2018
    • (CDT)
    • Victory Garden Initiative

    Sign up today to receive updates on the new 2018 Food Leader Certificate Program coming later in 2018. We will send you an update announcing the new 2018 dates and location.

    Join Victory Garden Initiative Garden for this exciting opportunity to participate in a one of a kind program that will help prepare you to be a food leader in your community. The program will help you develop skills and tools needed to implement food-related projects, create your own community of food growers, develop a school or a community garden, build your understanding of food systems issues and solutions, as well as growing food, and community organizing.

     The fee for this course is: 

    • Individual: $950.00 
    • Student: $700.00
    • Groups 3 or More: $50.00 per person discount
    Payment may be made at the end of the registration form by following the PayPal instructions online or by submitting a check  to:
    Victory Garden Initiative
    1845 N Farwell Ave, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53202

    • 22 Feb 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Mitchell Park Domes Greenhouse Annex

    To be the first to see the plans for our new building, please join us on February 22nd at the Fruity Nutty Affair. Can’t make it? Contact our Executive Director, Gretchen Mead for a tour and more information.

    Online Registration is now closed. Please call 414-431-0888 to see if there is still room at the event. 

    It's our 8th Annual

    Join us for an evening of jubilation, celebration, and FOOD! Together, we will celebrate 10 years of urban farming in our beloved MKE while eating food from Milwaukee's best restaurants, toasting during cocktail hour, dancing, enjoying friends new and old, pretending not to hover over your favorite silent auction items, and more! 

    Raise a toast to building a community-based food system and help us grow during 2018 and beyond! Our 8th annual celebration begins at 6:00pm. We look forward to celebrating with you on Thursday, February 22, 2018!

    • 16 Mar 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    • Milwaukee Environmental Consortium, 1845 N. Farwell Ave., Suite 100, Milwaukee, WI 53202

    We are thrilled that you have chosen Victory Garden Initiative as the community you will join in your quest to make a positive impact on Milwaukee and the world. We can't wait to meet you!

    Don't worry if you are unable to attend an orientation. You are still welcome to volunteer with us. If you are unable to attend and have questions about volunteer opportunities please contact or call (414) 727-2292.

    An orientation overview: 

    • First 10 minutes: Mingling with fellow volunteers, exploring VGI materials and learning about upcoming events
    • Next 20 minutes: Overview of Victory Garden Initiative's mission, goals, and programs we bring to life to make our vision reality
    • 10 minutes after that: Q&A about volunteer opportunities, commitments & skills needed
    • Last 5 minutes: Volunteer opportunity matching & sign-ups
    Thank you for becoming a VGI volunteer. We look forward to working alongside you.
    • 12 May 2018
    • 26 May 2018
    • Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity 3726 N Booth St Milwaukee, WI 53212
    The Victory Garden BLITZ provides hundreds of affordable raised garden beds for residents in Greater Milwaukee, while simultaneously bringing together hundreds of volunteers for an inspiring day of community-building.  

    Please fill out the following registration form where you can let us know each day you plan on volunteering for the BLITZ (May 12-26, 2018). Please DO NOT sign up for any shift that says **This shift is FULL** - our system doesn't let us close down individual days, so this is how we have to put limits on the registration. We want to make sure that everyone has a great volunteer experience, and we can only accommodate so many volunteers!

    If you would like to volunteer on May 17th for Colectivo Day, please sign up here.

    If you do not have a team, don’t worry! We will match you with one on the day(s) of this fantastic, fun-filled event! If you are registering as a team, we ask that each member register individually, using your team name (you will be prompted to fill in your team name on the form).

    Questions? Please visit our FAQ page at: Still have questions? Email Eric

    Additional Information: The Victory Garden BLITZ provides hundreds of affordable raised garden beds for residents in Greater Milwaukee, while simultaneously bringing together hundreds of volunteers for an inspiring day of community-building. Anyone can purchase a Victory Garden for their yard or business, but each year at least half of our gardens go to low-income recipients. We want to make sure that everyone has access to fresh, healthy food in the city!

    This is one of our most fun and popular volunteer events of the year. You'll get to work with a team and travel from site to site all over Milwaukee to help your neighbors grow more food. Come ready to work hard, get a little dirty, and enjoy the excitement of the Victory Garden BLITZ!

    Volunteer duties will vary depending on which day you choose, but will likely involve moving soil or constructing gardens.

    No experience is necessary to get involved with the Victory Garden BLITZ! At the beginning of each day, we'll have a rally and training session for all new volunteers on how to construct a garden. The BLITZ can be physically strenuous, so plan accordingly.

    Due to our insurance policy, anyone under the age of 14 is not allowed to volunteer at this event. However, we would love to have their help at the Farm and at other events throughout the year.

    What if I can't lift heavy items or do physical work?

    We will likely have other tasks for you to work on, such as constructing and spray painting signs. Get in touch with our Program Manager Eric if this is the case for you: or 414-431-0888.

    • 31 Dec 2022
    • 12:00 AM
    • Victory Garden Initiative
    Volunteer for Victory Garden Initiative!

    We need all sorts of volunteer skills for our cause, so we are very excited to work with you!

    Please apply through this form and you'll receive volunteer updates from us throughout the seasons. In our registration process we'll ask your contact info as well as your availability and interest.

    There are volunteer opportunities weekly that you can get involved in. 
    Once you apply, check your inbox for weekly or bi-weekly volunteer updates!

    If you have Gmail, they may end up in your promo tab. FYI!

    P.S. In your confirmation, you'll be sent a date for the volunteer opportunity. Please don't worry about the date, or that it shows year 2022. We'll send you the dates as they arise :) 

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