Download the Victory Garden Handbook, circa 1943

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A Victory Garden planted in a bomb crater in London. . When a parking lot was bombed in London during World War II they planted a garden. Growing veggies in times of crises is not a new idea, as so-called Victory Gardens have been around ever since World War I.

The New Victory Garden: Win the War Against GMOs & Rising Food Costs. ~ Sandra Zimmerman

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How your home garden helps the bees

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Home gardens are by far the biggest source of food for pollinating insects , including bees and wasps, in cities and towns, according to new research. The post How your home garden helps the bees appeared first on Green Prophet. Gardening bees gardening Victory Garden

Building a chicken coop? Go over this checklist

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But start a Victory Garden instead. Download the Victory Garden Handbook, circa 1943. Victory Garden Instead? Download our Victory Garden Handbook here. Animals Food Gardening chickens community garden corona COVID-19.

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How to Stop Feeding our Fears.

Elephant Journal

Family Green Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Adventure choices dreams expectations fears mindfulness obligations victory gardenSlowly our lives and our dreams become the same.

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Gardens for Apartment Living

Green Home Blog

Gardens for Apartment Living. Victory Garden In the wake of a deep and somewhat persistent recession, one of the cooler things to do is to plant a Victory garden. Victory gardens 2.0, spurred by Michelle Obama’s White House garden, are becoming fashionable again. One of my favorite planting ideas is the vertical garden. When the season is over, don’t leave your vertical garden outside.

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Community food gardens

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HTML clipboardAn extension of the Victory Garden concept that developed during World War II, a community food garden (sometimes referred to as a food bank) is another way of producing more natural foods in an environmentally friendly way and increasing a community's food security

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An Awesome Urban Food Garden Where Food Miles Are Zero…

Green (Living) Review

The value we have as a household is attempting to live sustainably in the world today,” explained Montgomery to the San Francisco Chronicle, “We’re growing a victory garden against having to use so much oil.” On just a tenth of an acre (6000 square feet) in Berkeley, California, the owners of an average home in an average neighborhood are doing something most of us have never tried: they grow nearly all their own food.

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Our kids have junk inside their bones

Green Prophet

Or start a Victory Garden. . . Kids and the food they eat. Parents know that junk food affects their teeth, their BMI and their mood –– and now scientists see worrying and long-lasting effects on the bones of children who consume junk food. .

Beyond Food: Community Gardens as Places of Connection and Empowerment

Green (Living) Review

Gardening has a power that is political and even democratic. Wendell Berry Because of disputes over land, access to green space, and equal rights to the city, urban gardens have become a symbol of community activism and empowerment, and they are part of a contemporary grassroots movement supporting environmental justice, collective action, and equitable access to nutrition and good health. Community gardens have been part of American cities since the late-19th century.

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Going back to playing like we are carbon superheroes 

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Other people bought or traded seeds and started a garden. They started a Victory Garden or taught their kids survival skills like started a fire with rocks. We all need to take stock of what we are contributing in carbon.

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Regenerative agriculture the solution, says Woody Harrelson

Green Prophet

In more central LA (south central) you have Ron Finley, considered a “guerilla gardener. If you haven’t already started gardening during the Covid-19 lockdown, don’t worry. Before the movie, download our Victory Garden handbook from the 40s.

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Tests for corona will be part of the boot kit for surviving this

Green Prophet

Consider the water bidet that half the world already uses, that yeast can be culled for free in the air, and hey –– it’s Victory Garden and seed planting time. We’ve learned over the years that knowing if we have it or not is the best prevention.

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Seed Bombs - Walk By Guerilla Gardening

Green Earth Journey

Source: The Guerilla Art Kit, by Keri Smith] Update on 4 Oct 2008: Mother City Living asks "Would you make use of an organic vegetable garden allotment?". There are a few initiatives springing up in Cape Town that are starting to look at urban gardening. There's the Permanent Edible Garden Service set up by Ben Getz and partners, that will help you set up and maintain a garden using permaculture principles. Seed Bombs are small balls of clay, fertilizer, and seeds.

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Children’s Book On White House Garden Just Released


If kids want to learn about gardening, how about learning from the most famous garden in the USA? Clarion Books has just released the new children’s book, First Garden: The White House Garden And How it Grew. The book, written and illustrated by Robbin Gourley , includes the story of the First Lady’s garden, White House recipes, as well as historical information like Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden during World War II.

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Why the 20-30-somethings are gardening

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they might be glued to Iphones, apps, Facebook and so much wall-to-wall technology, but they also appreciate the basic dirt-grown tomato more than any age group since the World War II Victory Garden days. A big reason for the recent rebirth in food gardening is the 18-34 age group. Oklahoma garden writer Dee Nash thinks it has to do with finding balance. I asked her about what she found: Q: What''s drawing the 20/30s to gardening? gardening green living tips

Develop self-healing therapy skills at home this summer, with the environment in mind

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When I was a kid in suburbia having a therapist meant you had real problems — problems like depression that could not be solved through gardening, a 30-minute job, or date night. Start a garden , maybe even just a herb garden in your window.

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Rooftop Gardening: Growing Beyond the Typical Green Roof

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Here’s a rooftop garden that yields results you can really sink your teeth into, proving once and for all that you don’t need a plot of land in an urban environment to grow your own vegetables. Designed by architect Dave Hampton of Echo Studio , in collaboration with Urban Habitat of Chicago , the Rooftop Victory Garden tops off an auto-shop turned organic food store, True Nature Foods , which produces some of the produce on site and overhead. Rooftop Gardens.

Food Growing: The real Homeland Security

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The security of the homeland is not brought about by the military and by special police units but by people''s resilience and the like of growing food in gardens, on allotments, and in other places. It was for that very reason that victory gardening was run as a program and everyone was encouraged – nay compelled – to grow as much food as possible.

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Feral Childe: Fine Art Meets Fashion in The Searchers for Spring/Summer 2013

Eco Chic

Very few contemporary design labels are able to fruitfully till and harvest their concepts into prints and fabrics that reveal graphic elements like dotted-line planting rows, ink drawn chicken wire, circularly shaped Victory Gardens, and loca(l)vore impressions alongside the probings of film makers like Terence Malick and writers John Steinbeck, Willa Cather, and Pearl S. ]. By Abigail Doan: Reprinted with permission from Goodlifer.

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How a Community-Based Food System works.

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top Lawns, abandoned lots, balconies, roofs, and even windowsills become gardens. Neighbors build community gardens and share the bounty at neighborhood feasts. Fact: During WWII, Victory Gardens produced 40 percent of the vegetables people ate. When you grow your own, use homegrown seeds, use garden waste to compost and allow household food scraps to be composted by worms.

How cannabis will feed the world

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During the Second World War, Eleanor Roosevelt compelled Americans to plant Victory Gardens, and in so doing they produced 40 percent of their fresh foods and vegetables! These were urban gardens in backyards, schools, patios and between high rise buildings. I didn’t mean to go to pot. But after of researching urban food movements in a bid to save the world from hunger, cannabis clearly emerged as the answer.

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Compost Comparison

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With the resurgence of the Victory Garden, and even apartment dwellers starting potted vegetable gardens on balconies, composting just makes good sense. If you use a bin, you have to do the aerating yourself with a shovel or pitchfork or some other long-handled gardening implement, but the cylindrical models only require your arm for occasionally turning the tumbler. Do you compost?

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How a Community Food System Works

The Green Changemakers

top Lawns, abandoned lots, balconies, roofs, and even windowsills become gardens. Neighbors build community gardens and share the bounty at neighborhood feasts. Fact: During WWII, Victory Gardens produced 40 percent of the vegetables people ate. When you grow your own, use homegrown seeds, use garden waste to compost and allow household food scraps to be composted by worms.

What are the most important skills to relearn?

Green (Living) Review

Gardening is another one of those skills that we must relearn. There was a time when most of the food for the table came from people's gardens, market gardens and family farms, real farms and not food factories. When American's had Victory Gardens and those gardens in the backyards of citizens produced 40% of the nation's food. In fact I have gone so far as to import wild foods into my garden, that is to say edible weeds.

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Easy Ways to Help Save the Honey Bees

Green Living Ideas

Plant Bee-Friendly Gardens. Green Dude Eco Ed started off by talking about planting a bee-friendly garden and some of the plants that help attract and nurture honey bees. He also talked about the importance of growing your own, and what a great job Michelle Obama is doing bringing back the Victory garden and teaching kids (and all of us) about fresh, whole foods grown locally and sustainably.

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Feeding the City Series

The Green Changemakers

Only recently did cars and trains replace horses—and garden-friendly horse poop—a switch that made possible the long-distance supply chain of big-farms-to-big-supermarkets that’s the foundation of the modern American urban food system. Not since the Victory Garden movement of World War II has America seen such an explosion of urban food-growing.

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Do Community Gardens Change the Food System?

The Green Changemakers

Weighing the benefits of public garden allotments. But for apartment or condo dwellers—like me—urban gardening can be a challenge. Many new buildings are being outfitted with rooftop gardens for tenants’ use, but they’re still spendy and scarce; most of us will have to look to home-owning friends with a few square feet to spare or vie with neighbors for a plot in high-demand community gardens. How does a community garden work? Tags: Gardening Community

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Fight Climate Change: Live the Good Life

The Green Changemakers

Today, we recall how soldiers left their farms, jobs, and families to enlist, and how, at home, parents grew food in “victory gardens” and folks volunteered to run scrap drives for rubber and steel. People did not rally to the moan of sacrifice but to the call for victory. Perhaps, but no more radical than the thought that individuals growing their own veggies and sharing rides to work could help achieve victory during a world war. Low-carbon living isn’t a sacrifice.

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Livable Communities

The Green Changemakers

All of these make for cities that manifest the strength and brilliance of the human garden. Building community gardens, or opening up and restoring creeks and watersheds, provides opportunities to bring people of different jurisdictions, neighborhoods, and social classes together. During World War II, virtually every household in our neighborhood had a victory garden as a way of contributing to the war effort.

Community Supported Agriculture in local neighborhoods

The Green Changemakers

By exercising our choice over how and where our food is grown, we would chose to financially fund and actively participate in the support of our community’s stronghold for healthy food whether it is a local farmer’s market, family farm, community garden, school garden, victory garden, or a local yard turned into a food garden. By cultivating a garden together, children learn vital skills in team work, problem solving, creative planning, and sustainable living.

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Six Signs You’ve Become Disconnected from Nature & Reflections on Civilization

The Green Changemakers

Whether that connection is a pet, a garden, a tree or a nearby park—it doesn’t matter. Victory Gardens that sprang up during WWII provided 40% of the American population’s vegetable and fruit needs. Empty lots became community gardens and rooftops became lush with edible plants. But it’s good to learn how, whether through renting a plot in a community garden or volunteering at a local CSA. by Margaret Emerson (from Contemplative Hiking ) ShareThis 1.

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