Today it hit. Winter is finally here and the growing season has come to an end. Not even the spinach likes it this cold. For the next few months, our farming activities will mostly subside, except those that prepare us for next season.
But, for the VGI team, there is no decrease in activities. We are planning and preparing for next year’s programs, events, and successes. This preparation includes funding our activities. Much like we are banking up on compost at the farm for next season, we need to bank up on financial resources right now for next season. We need the financial resources that it takes to teach people how to grow food, give families gardens, offer deeply discounted vegetables to our neighbors, and train others to lead their own version of grassroots change.
We need you to support this preparation. While economic disparity increases in our country, the social issues that our community is vulnerable to, exacerbate. We can’t let up. We must continue to support grassroots efforts that change the over-corporatized food system from the ground up. Help us remove the Milwaukee’s food system from the speculative Wall Street economy by buying local everything, and supporting LOCAL food production. Right here in our own city.
Next year we have plans to launch a CSA farm and to expand the micro-local restaurant sales. Help us get over the financial hump so we can make it all work.
We are counting on YOUR perseverance, every single one of you, to ensure that the Victory Garden Urban Farm can continue to do its good work in Milwaukee.
Consider giving generously. We need you.
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