The 2nd Annual Great Milwaukee Victory Garden Blitz draws near!

The Victory Garden Blitz is back for another year of garden building and food growing! It was the Blitz that gave us great garden beds at our house, such as these raised beds:

With either seeds or seedlings, and a layer of mulch added on top to keep the water in and the weeds out, my food plants grew quite heartily. Brussels sprouts and tomato plants are in the picture below:

A raised bed with brocolli, brussels sprouts, and tomato plants.

And those beds produced fantastic food such as this broccoli:

So, Milwaukeeans, would you like to grow some of your very own food at your house? You can! The Victory Garden Initiative is dedicated to installing as many new food-producing gardens as possible throughout the Milwaukee area. We are now organizing teams of people to build beds in all corners of town. I’m helping head up the south side/Bay View team. We’ll have people on the north, west, east, and south sides, making gardens for people in houses, apartments, and condos. You can sign up to get a garden (sliding scale, $0 to $100), or just to help out.

The Blitz is in less than two weeks. And I know from last year that it will be a great experience!


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.

3 thoughts on “The 2nd Annual Great Milwaukee Victory Garden Blitz draws near!”

  1. Wow, nice home garden! It must be nice to have your own vegetables garden. I wish I could have something like that too in my apartment.

  2. Thank you very much! Apartment-dwellers often have options, too. Do you have a window that you can grow stuff in? Perhaps in a basket or a container hanging off it. If you’re lucky enough to have a porch, that’s an option. Sometimes landlords are sympathetic and will allow raised beds to be built on the property. It all depends. Alternately, there are a lot of community gardens out there. Check around. And good luck! 🙂

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