Harkening to the self-sufficiency of previous generations who planted victory gardens in their front and back yards as a means to support their nation’s war efforts - today many are undertaking the challenge of declaring independence from corporate food systems, reducing reliance on fossil fuels to bring food to the table, and cultivating a more healthy and fulfilling life. This grass roots revolution is occurring in today’s modern version of the victory garden. The “war” is a revolution – and the battleground is right here on the home front. It is all about taking back responsibility and control of our own food supply. Whether it is a modest container of tomatoes on a patio deck or a full fledged self-sufficient garden – each effort represents one step towards freeing ourselves from the forces that would keep us dependent on a system of petroleum fueled and factory farmed food. Growing more of our own food heightens the taste and nutrition of meals, and along the way we experience the empowerment and fulfillment that comes from learning the basic skills of providing for our families and ourselves
Grow What You Eat – Eat What You Grow!
May 9, 2013
Despite the lack of blog updates, it really has been quite busy around here in my garden. Too busy when combined with work and travel commitments, which is why the blog has been rather quiet of late. I have managed to carve out time here and there to keep the garden tasks on track, but there has not been much time left over. We have been having some excellent spring weather this year and it has kick started the garden into high gear, at least to the extent that I have things planted up. The big pea patch is looking gorgeous and the snap peas that were planted later are up and growing well too. The broccoli, kohlrabi, cabbages, and brussel sprouts are all thriving and growing well. In fact, the kohlrabi is starting to fatten up it’s swollen stems and the broccoli is forming heads.