MILWAUKEE -- Growing fresh food right here in Milwaukee -- that's the mission of the Victory Garden Initiative. Derica Williams spent the morning at Concordia Gardens.
Victory Garden Initiative (website)
OUR MISSION: Victory Garden Initiative builds communities that grow their own food, creating a community-based, socially just, environmentally sustainable, nutritious food system for all.
Why Victory Gardens?
The Victory Gardens of WWI and WWII supported the war effort. People throughout the United States grew their own food in yards, parks, and community spaces so all available resources could go toward the war effort.
Today, we are once again in our green spaces growing food, but today we are fighting a different kind of battle. We are fighting for food security and the health of our ecosystems. We are fighting for resilient communities that support one another and for strong local economies. Through gardening we are seeking a connection to the cycle of life, and for good, tasty food...from garden to plate.