Monthly Archives: July 2008

victory garden!

The Wild Tomato from the Compost Pile

The Wild Tomato from the Compost Pile

I just volunteered to help plant and tend the victory garden that will be planted on July 12th in front City Hall in SF! The lawn is being ripped up (hallelujah for ripping up lawns!) and a big FOOD garden is being planted there. Did you know…(I didn’t!)…that during World War II victory gardens provided 40% of the food consumed in our country?? Wow. Now would be a good time for us to do this again.

The people that are making this victory garden happen are the Slow Food Nation folks. They’re putting on a fantastic event at Fort Mason during Labor Day weekend. Check out what it’s all about (and where all the food from the garden will go) at slowfoodnation.org.

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