{Our Organic Victory Garden :: Part 1 – Seeds}

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It’s raining, it’s pouring…we’ve been really needing the rain around here.ย  We’ve been waiting on more rain to plant our very own “victory” garden.

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Our organic seeds are on their way! Yay! I ordered organic vegetables, fruits & herbs from Etsy seller HomegrownHealthy!

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We’ve been getting our raised bed organic garden ready over the past few weeks. And, I’m really excited to get these seeds in the ground soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

Victory Gardens first started during the World War I & II eras, 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” โ€” in that gardeners could feel empowered by their contribution of labor and rewarded by the produce grown.

Today we have a similar situation & a new movement called the The Slow Food Movementย  –

Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

I have even signed up to take part in The Growing Challenge: From Seed To Seed” on the One Green Generation blog.

I highly recommend their blog for information, resources & tips on how to grow an organic garden.

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*Oh, and the Eco-Chick did a post recently about the Obama’s planting their very own Victory garden, after much petitioning from various groups and individuals about the importance of the local food movement – the main one was TheWhoFarm.org

As reported by The Washington Times, “Proponents of the garden see the move as a victory for fresh, wholesome food. With the Obamas as role models, it could also be a turning point in their battle to overturn the perception of organic food, farmers markets and gardens as the preserves of the elite.”

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