Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Victory Gardens

Victory gardens, also called war gardens or food gardens for defense, were vegetable, fruit and herb gardens planted at private residences and public parks in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Germany[1] during World War I and World War II to reduce the pressure on the public food supply brought on by the war effort. In addition to indirectly aiding the war effort these gardens were also considered a civil "morale booster" — in that gardeners could feel empowered by their contribution of labor and rewarded by the produce grown. This made victory gardens become a part of daily life on the home front.  (via: source)
I'm am absolutely in love with everything about victory gardens. The idea behind them, the act of people working together to do something to help our country, the fact that anyone could do it, the fact that people were taking care of themselves along with so many others for just a small fraction of time each day/week. Can you just dare to imagine what our country would be like if we all did that again? Can you imagine the relief on our economy? Can you imagine the health benefits? The tanned, healthy bodies from hard work and lots of sunshine......oh that we could get America to do that again... It's a shame that we have to depend on a supermarket to sustain our lives when most of us have the ability to grow our own food. Even if you live in the city there are ways to grow food. Flower pots, vertical gardens, vegetables grown in flower beds, etc.

Check out this family that grows 6,000lbs of food on 1/10th of an acre 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles.This proves that it can be done!

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