the great milwaukee victory garden blitz

registration for the 2016 blitz is open! 

Please be sure to check out the BLITZ FAQ page to learn all about 
how getting your own garden works during the BLITZ. 

The 2016 BLITZ is

May 7-21, 2016

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 2015, we built 499 gardens in two weeks, bringing our grand total to over 2,500 gardens across Milwaukee and beyond!

BLITZ Gardens installed 2012-2015


REGISTER HeRE to get a BLITZ garden. Your garden will be installed between May 7-21, 2016. 

Visit our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS page to learn more about being a proud garden owner or BLITZ volunteer.

To make sure that we can get a BLITZ garden to you, please   click hERe for a map of our delivery areas 

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!

Already have a bed made but just want to order soil? You can do that too! 

We'll deliver it during the BLITZ, May 7-21, 2016. 

order soil 

You can also follow this link to calculate how much soil you'll need. 


REGISTER HERE to volunteer for the BLITZ

Each year over 300 volunteers help us build gardens (and community) all over Milwaukee and surrounding towns. You could be one of them! 

Have questions about volunteering? Please visit our FAQ page

grow food

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. 

stay involved

Join the VGI family! Sign up to be a member or year-round volunteer

Stay up to date with our programs and events:

looking to pay it forward?

  • 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. 


The 2016 Great Milwaukee Victory Garden BLITZ 

is sponsored by: 

Want to become a 2016 Victory Garden BLITZ Sponsor?

Download our sponsor sheet and email Kelly for more information

the 2016 blitz committee

jeff leswing

Habitat for Humanity Board Member, 
BLITZ Logistics Wizard, 
Beloved "Dirtman"

gretchen mead

Victory Garden Initiative Executive Director, 
 BLITZ Powerhouse

Dennis Grzezinski

Law Office of Dennis M Grzezinski, BLITZ Sponsor Guru

chris steinkamp

Urban Ecology Center - Menomonee Valley Branch, 
 Hardest of Core BLITZ Enthusiast

Aaron Habeck

Program Manager, Sandvik Coromant 
Garden Expert

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