Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Victory Garden at SF City Hall

Victory Garden at SF City Hall
Originally uploaded by mercedesfromtheeighties

Do you love the idea of transforming cement or lawn into Victory Gardens, full of vegetables and fruits that people can eat?

If you are like me, you support this idea fully.
Victory Gardens gained their name during World War II, when food was scarce, in the United Kingdom and the United States and other areas, so regular folks planted some veggies in every place they could squeeze them in.
San Francisco City Hall boasts a Victory Garden and there is a movement afoot to have a Victory Garden at the White House. What a great role model that would be. Tear up some lawn and put in veggies, President Obama, please.
Potatoes, carrots, lettuce, beans, peas, tomatoes.
People planted fruit and nut trees too.
Your own Victory Garden will give you healthy fresh food, and can save you money.
I wrote about two seed companies and their seeds for delicious veggies and lovely flowers (food for the soul) in my online column this month at if you want to get more ideas about Victory Gardens.
Lent in 2009 begins today, February 25, and I wish that each of you has a blessed and transformative Lenten season.

1 comment:

kate smudges said...

What a wonderful idea ~ Victory Gardens make so much sense. Rather than spending scarce resources on large swathes of grass, there would be the resulting produce of the garden!