Friday, March 6, 2009

The New Victory in Community

Community Gardens: reinventing the Victory Garden. I was actually thinking about that a few weeks ago and was excited to see that the Economist also took note of this notion in their most recent issue (Feb 28 – March6). Inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt during WWI, Victory Gardens were created in effort to reduce demands on public food supply and improve national food security. The cause for Community Gardens is slightly different. Today people are waking up to the atrocities of our agricultural system and are looking for healthier, more environmentally sustainable alternatives when it comes to food. Self sufficiency is also becoming more of a priority during these turbulent economic times. The revitalization of patriotism has brought a new energy to the American people who have been lost in a complacent slumber for so long. This is the perfect time to sow the seeds of hope in our communities.

Exciting developments:
The WHO Farm (or White House Organic Farm) is a grassroots movement aimed at convincing Barack Obama to preserve a corner of the White House lawn for an organic garden ….just as Eleanor Roosevelt did over 60 years before. click here>>> The WHO Farm

Also, don’t forget to stay updated on the progress of our very own community garden here in Frederick, Maryland!!!! click here>>> Frederick Gardeners

"Eating is an agricultural act" - Wendell Berry

4 comments:

gwadzilla said...

are you familiar with these ladies?

http://womensgardencycles.wordpress.com/

they are from your old hood

Anna said...

Wow, that's brilliant! I love to see that kind of creative enthusiasm. I wish I could have met them while I was still in the MTP.

TerribleTerry said...

Someday I'll have to see you at a race and introduce you to my wife. After reading your blog I see you two are very similar...both athletically and intellectually.

Anna said...

I look forward to it.