Case, CNH Industrial support Victory Garden Initiative

May 30, 2014 -  By
Case workers participate in the Victory Garden Blitz in Milwaukee.

Case personnel participate in the Victory Garden Blitz in Milwaukee.

As partners of the Victory Garden Blitz, Case Construction Equipment and CNH Industrial played a role in providing 500 raised-bed gardens to people in the Greater Milwaukee area.

Upon completion of this year’s sixth annual Victory Garden Blitz, held May 10-24, the Victory Garden Initiative will have installed more than 2,000 gardens for communities throughout Milwaukee.

The initiative focuses on empowering communities to grow their own food and “re-establish the relationship between human and food ecology.” The inspiration for it came from WWI and WWII, where communities built gardens to be self-sustaining, focusing other available resources toward the war effort.

“At Case Construction Equipment, we acknowledge the benefits of creating more sustainable communities,” said Jim Hasler, VP for Case–North America. “The Victory Garden Blitz is an important event that not only promotes a healthier lifestyle, but empowers community members to come together for a common goal. We wouldn’t miss the opportunity to participate and once again give back to our community.”

In addition to financial sponsorship of the Victory Garden Initiative, the manufacturer donated the use of a SV300 skid-steer for the event.

“Case has been an incredible partner for the Blitz,” said Gretchen Mead, Victory Garden Initiative director. “They offer dozens of volunteers, a skid steer and resources to ensure we can successfully install hundreds of gardens at or below cost to anyone in Milwaukee that wants to learn to grow their own food. We are so thankful for their ongoing partnership.”

The gardens are made possible with a $160 donation or sponsorship. Each garden is 4 feet by 8 feet and includes a full installation as well as new soil from local composters. Volunteers install the gardens in backyards and front yards of homes, schools, community centers and more.

LM Staff

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