Victory gardens springing up in Milwaukee, around the country

Most folks have heard of victory gardens in the context of the First of Second World War. But ever-rising food prices and legitimate concerns about the safety of commercial food has spurred many people in this country and around the world to start victory gardens anew. Up in Shorewood, Wisc., the Victory Garden Initiative is dedicated to helping people start their own victory gardens in their back yards. And front yards. Because, really, who needs grass?

Here on Milwauke’s south side, the Anodyne Moments [Facebook link] group is rapidly gaining momentum, and we have begun talking with a few church ministers about planting gardens on their grounds, or even on their roofs. Book of Matthew, anyone?

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.