Modern Victory Garden

During World War II, victory gardens became a patriotic effort as average Janes and Joes grew food for their families and neighbors to reduce pressure on the food supply that was necessary to feed our troops. Although victory gardens for that specific purpose disappeared as the war did, victory gardens are popular again today in a different kind of war.



During World War II, victory gardens became a patriotic effort as average Janes and Joes grew food for their families and neighbors to reduce pressure on the food supply that was necessary to feed our troops. Although victory gardens for that specific purpose disappeared as the war did, victory gardens are popular again today in a different kind of war.

You may not think of yourself as a warrior just because you grow vegetables, but making a stand to become sustainable is a way gardeners fight the good fight. By growing our own, we rebel against genetically modified foods and dangerous chemicals. We declare independence from the fossil fuels needed to transport commercial food to our local stores. We strengthen our commitment to a clean environment by practicing organic gardening techniques that prolong the life of our soil and the planet. We are proud of our choice to live and eat healthy foods.

Whether your victory garden is acres across or a collection of small pots on a patio, be proud of the small victories you make when you choose to be self-sustaining!

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