The Garden Blitz aims to empower Green Bay residents to grow food and be part of a sustainable urban agricultural system.
“Lettuce” Wrap Up the 10th Annual New Leaf Garden Blitz
The mission of the Garden Blitz is to empower Green Bay residents to grow food and be part of a sustainable urban agricultural system.
After 10 years of installing garden boxes, we continue to ensure access to nutritious whole foods that create a healthier, more beautiful community, one garden at a time!
All of us from New Leaf Foods, Inc. would like to thank our amazing volunteers for their time and dedication to making this year's Blitz a success!!!
Our program also benefits from community support including:
This year we paired 11 experienced garden mentors with mentees who will work together this summer to ensure long term gardening success.
Volunteer mentors are trained and given a resource guide with helpful handouts, tips, and topics to cover with their mentee.
Anyone who purchases a garden box is eligible to sign up for the program. The garden mentor will provide guidance and assistance as the mentee builds gardening confidence in their first growing season.
Look for updates as we follow the garden mentor- mentee relationship between our very own Andy DiMezza and Brittany Arnold this summer!!!
During our 2023 New Leaf Garden Blitz, we sold 300 perennial Nanking Cherry, American Hazelnut, American Plum, Elderberry, Juneberry, Raspberry, Blackberry and Currant trees/bushes.
We met our goal of helping you become a food producer. Our community supports growing locally, building community through cooperation, direct action and sharing the love of delicious, freshly grown food.
We can’t wait to see the growth and the bounty for years to come!!!
Since 2014, volunteers have installed over 945 raised bed garden boxes in Green Bay schools, homes, pantries, and organizations. 130 mentors have taught over 150 new gardeners how to get started. Over 100 volunteers have spread the soil and planted the seeds for Good Food for Good Health for so many Green Bay families
Green Bay Schools received Garden Blitz boxes
Green Bay: Chappell, Elmore, Keller, East High School, Jefferson, King, Langlade, St. Thomas Moore, Howe, Nicolet, Minoka- Hill, McAuliffe, Fort Howard, Howe, Eisenhower, Danz, Sullivan, Lincoln, Montessori Academy. Encompass Daycare, UWGB Natural Science Area, UWGB Viking House, UW Extension
De Pere: Dickinson, Heritage, Bay View Middle School
Ashwaubenon: Cormier School
Howard: Howard, Lineville Intermediate, Bay Port High School
Bay Shore Hazelwood House Community Gardens
Farmory - Barter Garden Nami/Gathering Place - Victory Garden 5th Street Community Garden
SHELTERS AND FOOD PANTRIES
House of Hope Homeless Shelter
Manna for Life Food Pantry
& Soup Kitchen
Kroc Center – Salvation Army
Freedom House Homeless Shelter
3 Transitional Living Houses
Brown County Central Library Children's Garden
Weyers-Hilliard Library- Howard
Lime Tree Terrace
Admiral Court Apartments
Clarity Care CBRF