Since 2014, volunteers have installed over 700 raised bed garden boxes in Green Bay schools, homes, pantries, and organizations. Become a part of the annual Garden Blitz tradition by volunteering, donating, purchasing a garden box, or becoming a garden mentor.
For $199, customers receive an 8’ x 4’ and 10” high garden box, including delivery, installation, and soil. Boxes can be purchased for homes, schools, churches, or businesses. The garden boxes are installed over the course of one weekend (May 20-23, 2021).
Please complete the order form below. Once this order form is submitted, you will have an option of paying by check or paying online. If you choose to pay by check, you will be asked to print out and complete a separate form that is to be mailed in with your check. If you choose to pay online, please follow the link to our PayPal page.
No refunds. All sales are final.
Garden Blitz focuses on ensuring access to nutritious whole foods for all people in Green Bay. Wherever a Bitz box is planted, a healthier, more beautiful community is taking shape,one garden at a time.
This is YOUR cause because this is YOUR community. Now is the perfect time to pick the hardest working gardening tool you have- your checkbook.
New Leaf Foods is a registered 501 (c)(3). All charitable donations are tax deductible.
Join us by making a pledge of financial support for the Garden Blitz.
We have two methods of payment, by check or by PayPal. Once you complete and submit the donation form you will be prompted to choose your payment method.
New Leaf Garden Blitz is a community volunteer effort. We could not do it without you!
Each year over 100 volunteers have plowed the ground and planted seeds of good food for good health for so many Green Bay families.
Volunteer Information: (Headquartered at Brown County Fairgrounds) Thursday, May 20, Lumber cutting, 3pm. Friday, May 21, Deliver garden boxes to schools, businesses, and agencies. Saturday, May 22, Deliver garden boxes to area homes. Sunday, May 23, Deliver boxes to homes and clean up at Fairgrounds.
Supporting the Garden Blitz $eedMoney campaign helps empower our most vulnerable communities and food insecure individuals by giving them hope for the future.
Planting a seed and tending a garden nurtures our soul by reconnecting us with the sun, the soil and the source of our food.
Teaching people to grow their own food gives them independence that will last a lifetime.
New Leaf Foods has been selected to receive a 2020 Cellcom Green Gift in the amount of $3,000 to support the New Leaf Garden Blitz.
“COVID-19 magnified the significant food insecurity facing communities of color across our nation. Black households experienced the highest racial rate of food insecurity before the pandemic hit according to the Department of Agriculture and the situation has since worsened. In response to this crisis, we are urging people to grow as much food as they possibly can and our 2021 Garden Blitz will work to support people of color by providing access to fresh food, reducing reliance on the industrial food system, and making it easier for people to stay in our community,” said Kim Diaz, vice president of New Leaf Foods.
Are you an experienced gardener, ready to help a new gardener grow? Become a garden mentor! Mentors participate in a program orientation and then receive a mentoring guide filled with helpful handouts, tips, and a schedule of topics to cover. There's also room for flexibility and creativity. Sign up to be notified of orientation dates here.
The mentorship program is a program of the Brown County Community Gardens Program, and mentors complete paperwork to become official Brown County volunteers. Questions? Contact Community Garden Coordinator Margaret Franchino at (920)391-4660 or email@example.com
Are you a first-time gardener? Sign up for a volunteer garden mentor when you purchase your Blitz box to be paired with an experienced gardener and get the support you need to have a successful fist growing season. Mentors are community volunteers who meet at their assigned “mentee’s” garden five times (dates and times up to the mentorship pair) throughout the gardening season to provide guidance and build gardening confidence. Blitz customers can apply for a mentor here.
Green Bay Schools received Garden Blitz boxes.