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 bed 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 2017, we built 514 gardens in fifteen days, bringing our grand total to over 3,500 gardens built across Milwaukee and beyond!
Each year over 350 volunteers help us build gardens (and community) all over Milwaukee and surrounding towns. 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 414-727-2292.
the 2017 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