Victory Garden Initiative
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, a local group, Victory Garden Initiative, is once again in our green spaces growing food, but today they are fighting a different kind of battle. They are fighting for food security and the health of our ecosystems. They are fighting for resilient communities that support one another and for strong local economies. Through gardening they are seeking a connection to the cycle of life, and for good, tasty food...from garden to plate.
Their mission is to build communities that grow their own food, creating a community-based, socially just, environmentally sustainable, and nutritious food system for all.
And today, volunteers will get their hands dirty. Employees from the United Healthcare community will install garden beds at two homes on Milwaukee's Northwest side. Both of those locations are Habitat for Humanity homes.
With beautiful weather finally staying put, it's a great time to get outside and do some gardening. To learn more about the organization, or to find out how you can help, check out their website here.