It’s raining, it’s pouring…we’ve been really needing the rain around here. We’ve been waiting on more rain to plant our very own “victory” garden.
Our organic seeds are on their way! Yay! I ordered organic vegetables, fruits & herbs from Etsy seller HomegrownHealthy!
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! 🙂
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” — 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 Movement –
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 highly recommend their blog for information, resources & tips on how to grow an organic garden.
*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.”