The Great Milwaukee 

Victory Garden


May 9th - 23rd, 2015

Registration for The 2015 BLITZ is closed.
During our 15-day BLITZ, we built 478 raised bed gardens!

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Each year during the Great Milwaukee Victory Garden Blitz, 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 2015, we built 498 gardens in two weeks, bringing our grand total to over 2,500 gardens across Milwaukee and beyond!

BLITZ Gardens installed 2012-2015


Registration for The 2015 BLITZ is closed. Check back in February for 2016 registration!

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about being a proud garden owner or BLITZ volunteer.

Still want to fill your garden with veggies in the fall? Follow these links if you're looking to order soil or compost!


Each year we get over 300 volunteers to help us build gardens (and community) all over Milwaukee and surrounding towns.

Thank you so much to all the people that showed up to volunteer for the BLITZ in 2015!


Once your garden is built and filled with soil, We Grow Greens and Slow Food WiSE can provide the next steps for your garden. Visit their websites for more information. 

We Grow Greens will be offering a BLITZ special: Visit Outpost Natural Food Coop on any Saturday of the BLITZ, mention the magic phrase "Teens Grow Greens fosters the growth of healthy productive leaders," and you'll get a 4-for-3 deal!  


Join the VGI family! Sign up to be a member or year-round volunteer. Stay up to date with our programs and events - 2015 Move Grass Classes, Potluck, FarmRaiser, and more!


  • Sponsor a Garden! Help someone in our community become more self-sufficient and food secure by donating a garden bed.
  • Become a Garden Mentor - build community by sharing your knowledge with a new gardener. 

This is a grassroots movement. 


Want to become a 2016 Victory Garden Blitz Sponsor?
Email Kelly for more information

2015 BLITZ Sponsors & Community Partners!


Community Partners include:

Blifferts Lumber & Hardware, Clark Graphics, Outpost Natural Foods,

Braise, Slow Food WiSE, Teens Grow Greens.

the 2015 blitz committee

Jeff Leswing

Jeff Leswing ::
Victory Garden Initiative Board Member, Habitat for Humanity Board Member,
Blitz Logistics Wizard.

Gretchen Mead

Gretchen Mead ::
Victory Garden Initiative Executive Director,
Blitz Powerhouse.

Katie Kowalski

Katie Kowalski ::
Volunteer Services Director for Habitat for Humanity of Milwaukee,
Blitz Volunteer Guru.

Chris Steinkamp

Chris Steinkamp ::
Urban Ecology Center Menomonee Valley,
Hardest of Core Blitz Enthusiast.

Cindy Gear

Cindy Gear ::
Habitat for Humanity Deconstruction Crew Lead,
Blitz Organizer.

Sammi Dittloff

Sammi Dittloff ::
UW-Milwaukee Grad Student,
Blitz Communication Team.

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