Please visit the BLITZ FAQ page to learn about how it all works during the BLITZ.
Early-bird registration open now through January 15th!
Are you part of an ORGANIZATION, SCHOOL or FAITH-BASED GROUP that wants to get gardens at next year's BLITZ? Start looking now for grant funding to subsidize your group's gardens and email Kelly to connect and get support.
what is the blitz?
The Great Milwaukee Victory Garden BLITZ is the NATION'S LARGEST GARDEN-BUILDING EVENT! Each year, over 300 Victory Garden Initiative volunteers install hundreds of raised beds gardens in backyards, front yards, schools, community centers, and places of worship - just about anywhere you can imagine!
It all started with a group of friends in 2009. Together, they installed 35 raised bed gardens in a SINGLE DAY, serendipitously launching Victory Garden Initiative! In 2016, we built 555 gardens in fifteen days, bringing our grand total to over 3,000 gardens built across Milwaukee and beyond!
This map represents the pricing structure for ordering BLITZ beds. Please enter your address in the search bar to see where it falls. Within the green area, beds are $160 each. Within the yellow area, beds are $175 each because of the additional travel and time cost from our base of operations (indicated with a star). The red area is outside of our normal delivery area. However, if you live in this area and want to participate in the BLITZ or are interested in starting your own BLITZ, please contact Kelly@VictoryGardenInitiative.Org and we'll be happy to find a way to serve your community. Thanks!
Each year over 350 volunteers help us build gardens (and community) all over Milwaukee and surrounding towns. You could be one of them!
Have questions about volunteering? Want to get a group of friends or colleagues together to be a team? Please visit our FAQ page and watch the video below! If you still have questions, give us a call at 414-431-0888.
the 2016 blitz committee
Habitat for Humanity Board Member,
BLITZ Logistics Wizard,
Victory Garden Initiative Executive Director,
Law Office of Dennis M Grzezinski, BLITZ Sponsor Guru
Urban Ecology Center - Menomonee Valley Branch,
Hardest of Core BLITZ Enthusiast
Program Manager, Sandvik Coromant