UNA REFERENCIA HISTÓRICA: "VICTORY GARDENS"
Victory Gardens (also called war gardens or food gardens for defense) were vegetable, fruit and herb gardens planted at private residences and public parks.
The purpose of the Victory Garden Initiative of WWI and WWII was to support the war effort. People throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Germany grew their own produce in yards, parks, and other community spaces so that all available resources could go towards 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. This made victory gardens become a part of daily life on the home front.
At this time, we are once again in our green spaces growing food. But today we are fighting a different kind of battle.
We are fighting for food security and the health of our ecosystems. We are fighting for resilient communities that support one another and for strong local economies. Through gardening we are seeking a connection to the cycle of life, and for good, tasty food…from garden to plate.
So how does one become a Victory Gardener of today, you ask? It’s quite simple. We become vegetable gardeners. If we are already vegetable gardeners, we help someone else do so through mentoring. We find creative ways to grow food right where we are, in our yards, on our rooftops, on our patios – no piece of earth should be overlooked. We garden ubiquitously and confidently knowing that we are doing what is best for our families, our communities, and our country.