The idea of a Victory Garden can be traced all the way back to 1917, when the U.S. government called for citizens to cultivate "war gardens" to free up food for World War I troops fighting overseas. However, it wasn't until World War II during the same call to action in the 1940's did "Victory Garden" officially get the name.
Americans rose to the challenges of their time by not only growing more food but growing an abundance of food! It's estimated that during this time there were a total of 20 million victory gardens that produced 40% of the nations total fruit and vegetables!
Today we are facing a crisis in our nation as well. We have a call to action much like our fellow Americans did in the early 1900's. It is now more important than ever to not only be able to feed ourselves and our families, but to feed our souls! I'll be the first to admit that this experience has been eye opening to the fact of how much we truly rely on the conveniences throughout our world today. We believe its so simple to hop on over to the local big box store and pick up whatever items we need. But wait! Isn't it even MORE convenient to grow these things in your own backyard? Sure, not everything can be grown at home unfortunately, and no one to my knowledge is at home spinning pulp into toilet paper (not yet at least), we have to depend some what on outside sources. The point is that we can do better, and a good starting point is by growing our own food.
In light of the Covid-19 virus among us, Victory Gardens are back again and Americans are showing their will to fight once more! Join the fight with us a we push past the troubles of today and look forward to a brighter more self sufficient tomorrow!.