Victory Gardens

by Dave on March 5, 2009

Back in the World War I and World War II eras, the federal government asked people to plant their own gardens as a support mechanism for the war efforts. By 1943, citizens accounted for over 20 million Victory Gardens, and that particular harvest from those gardens represented almost 1/3 of all vegetables consumed in the United States.

Now, faced with the dual concerns of economic recession and a spat of food recalls, a movement has risen to revive the Victory Garden. From ReviveVictoryGarden.org:

Today our food travels an average of 1500 miles from farm to table. The process of planting, fertilizing, processing, packaging, and transporting our food uses a great deal of energy and contributes to the cause of global warming.

Planting a Victory Garden to fight global warming would reduce the amount of pollution your food contributes to global warming. Instead of traveling many miles from farm to table, your food would travel from your own garden to your table.

Are you preparing to plant your own vegetables to offset the economic downturn? Tell us your story at info@coastalsussex.com!

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