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Five hundred new gardens to be built during BLITZ

From Saturday, May 7 through May 21, hundreds of volunteers will join Victory Garden Initiative for the nation’s largest garden-building event, the Great Milwaukee Victory Garden BLITZ. Over these two weeks, volunteers will build approximately 500 4x8’ raised-bed gardens filled with healthy, organic soil in locations throughout Milwaukee.

The gardens, bought by community members at an affordable price, are fully installed by volunteers and filled with organic soil from VGI’s local compost partner, Blue Ribbon Organics. Anyone can purchase a garden for their yard or business, and each year at least half of the BLITZ gardens go to low-income recipients. Registration to purchase a garden is open now until May 1st.

The BLITZ mobilizes over 300 volunteers, who will meet every day at Habitat for Humanity, 3726 N. Booth St., to gather supplies and head out to neighborhoods to start building gardens. Registration is open to volunteer to help build gardens across Milwaukee! Individuals and groups welcome.

To sign up to volunteer or get a garden, please visit www.victorygardeninitiative.org/blitz.

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