Local Health and Sustainability Events Coming Up in Milwaukee

Local Health and Sustainability Events Coming Up in Milwaukee 9/9/15  Green Drinks (Sustainability Meetup)  http://www.mkegreendrinks.org/992015-fernando-reyes-gonzalez-johnson-controls-corporate-sustainability/ 9/10/15  Pre-Expo Special Training for Holistic Health Expo Vendors  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/best-practices-for-a-successful-trade-show-tickets-18428571353?aff=erellivorg# 9/17/15  WasteCap Emerald Evening Fundraiser; http://www.wastecap.org/events/emerald_evening.php (transforming waste into resources) 9/19/15   Victory Garden Initiative Farm Raiser Party (empowering people to grow their own food)  http://victorygardeninitiative.org/FarmRaiser 9/26/15 Wisconsin Gluten Free Expo  Saturday 10 … Continue reading

Trees Help Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful

It is with great excitement that I let you know about a wonderful sustainability project I’m working on right now!   Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful and Kohls Cares would like to award your local organization with native shade trees to beautify and oxygenate Milwaukee. With a reservation placed ahead, you may pick up your trees … Continue reading

If We Build It, They Will Come

If We Build It, They Will Come. Great article about Concordia Gardens in Milwaukee. I love this place!! Come join in the fun with Victory Garden Initiative!!

Victory Garden Blitz – Still Time to Get Your Garden!

Victory Garden Blitz – Coming soon! This is just a friendly reminder from Victory Garden Initiative that you have only 18 days left to order your garden for the 2014 Victory Garden Blitz! Each May, VGI rallies an army of volunteers to build hundreds of raised beds across Milwaukee–from backyards, to community gardens, to businesses … Continue reading

Help VGI Help More People Grow Food By Enjoying Great Food

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This is a fabulous excuse to go out to some of the nicest restaurants in Milwaukee and help a good cause while you enjoy the amazing food and drinks. I had to share since Victory Garden Initiative (VGI) is so near and dear to my heart, plus the Bartolottas have the best restaurants around! I … Continue reading

14 food resolutions for 2014 – Inspired by Jessy Servi

Republished with permission from Jessy Servi of my VGI Food Leader Certification program. As Nelson Mandela said, “sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great.”Together we can be that generation and find solutions to nourish both people and the planet!Here are 14 food resolutions for 2014:1. Meet Your Local Farmer Know your farmer, know … Continue reading

Permaculture Growth at Victory Garden Initiative

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Permaculture review by Karin Conway 10/30/13 (PDC Certification 2013)   What the heck is this thing called “permaculture” anyway?  That is a good question that I have had asked a lot lately.  I heard it described perfectly as “Applied Ecology” recently. I couldn’t think of a more succinct definition.   According to  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture ;  Permaculture is … Continue reading

Organic or Naturally Grown?

I found this great article related to Organic Farming and wanted to share. Naturally Grown: An alternative label to organic Alternative to organic, Certified Naturally Grown adopted by more than 700 farms in 47 states SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. (AP) — Justine and Brian Denison say they adhere to all the growing practices required for organic certification, … Continue reading

Day 17 ~ Karin Conway ~ 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge

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Day 17 ~ Karin Conway ~ 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge (recorded 12/10/12) Day 17 video à http://youtu.be/9Pcb8W03tac Hi, it’s Karin, Your Favorite Connections Coach.  I am working on my 30 day Video Gratitude Challenge.  Today is video # 17. I’d like to take today to be thankful for life in general. Also for the … Continue reading

Day 16 ~ Karin Conway ~ 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge

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Day 16 ~ Karin Conway ~ 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge (recorded 11/19/12) Link to Day 16 video —> http://youtu.be/67KhpNLfDmo Hi, it’s Karin, Your Favorite Connections Coach.  I am working on my 30 day Video Gratitude Challenge.  Today is Day 16. I’d like to use today to reflect on all the good things that have … Continue reading