Since 2009, Milwaukee’s Victory Garden Initiative has built more than 2,500 raised-bed urban gardens for the city and its residents. The group’s goal of creating a “community-based, socially just, environmentally sustainable, nutritious food system for all” will come to a head next month with its annual Great Milwaukee Victory Garden BLITZ. Looking to get your garden on this spring? Here’s your chance.

From May 7-21, hundreds of volunteers will build and install approximately 500 4×8 raised-bed gardens, complete with organic soil from Blue Ribbon Organics. Anyone can purchase a garden for their “backyards, front yards, schools, community centers, and places of worship.” At least half of the BLITZ gardens will go to low-income recipients. Registration to purchase a garden is open now through April 30. Prices can be as low as $25 for homeowners in Washington Park, but more typically fall in the $160-$175 range. Looking to volunteer for the BLITZ? Click here for more information.

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Matt Wild
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In his spare time, Matt Wild enjoys collecting 8-bit Nintendo games (emulation is for creeps) and fondly remembering the time Milwaukee weatherman Vince Condella caused a stir at his Catholic grade school by showing up with an earring. He lives on Milwaukee's East Side.