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What’s a Victory Garden?

Posted on October 23rd, by Kathy in Becoming a Farmer. 1 Comment

What’s a Victory Garden?
Victory Garden: a vegetable garden, grown at home or in a public park or space, cultivated to increase food production during a war
or period of shortages.
Zombie Victory Garden: a garden cultivated to increase food production at home.  You get great, low-cost veggies in just a few simple steps, AND you’re ready for anything, just in case the zombie apocalypse does happen!

Victory Gardens began as a solution to food shortages and rationing during World Wars I and II.  While food was shipped to the war front, people on the home front began growing their own food as a way to support the war effort and to feed themselves.  During WW II, Americans planted 20 million Victory Gardens and grew 9 to 10 million tons of produce.  That was 40% of all the vegetables produced in the United States!

Victory Gardeners figured out how to plant and grow things with the help of their neighbors and the U.S. Food Administration’s instructional booklets.  You can still find some of those booklets on line, and there’s no shortage of books on gardening by modern authors.  Still, what we found is that when you’re getting started, those big thick books with all their details can be daunting.  So we decided to help folks get started by giving them just the simple steps they need to be successful.

Our first “Quick! Plant Something!” Guide tells you how to get your raised beds going, and how to protect yourselves from Zombies in case they do come.  Over the winter we’ll be adding to them with simple steps to grow all your veggies.  And if you don’t have a yard, we’ll show you how to be successful on your deck, or patio too!

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