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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 or email

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. 

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. 


 2018 Great Milwaukee Victory Garden BLITZ Sponsors







the 2017 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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