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Container Victory Gardening

Home food gardens are more popular now than they have been since victory gardens during WWII. 40% of the food consumed in this country during that time was produced in home and community gardens! Though they’ve never been a bad idea, in fact I’ll talk about why they’re such a good idea in a moment, they fell out of favor with the majority of people for various reasons- the main one being inconvenience.

When a person could buy almost any type of produce they wanted, at almost any time of year, from their local supermarket- that was pretty darn convenient compared to the relative inconvenience of maintaining a vegetable garden!

Personally, it wasn’t until just two years ago that I started my own. I just assumed they were too time-consuming for me, or… too inconvenient. Ironically, what finally got me growing my own was our local Farmers Market. I simply got used to eating delicious, nutritious food and wanted more access to it!

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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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