World War 2 campaign poster to encourage civilians to grow their own food and share surpluses with others
In the past few years there has been a resurgence of home food growing and it has not escaped my attention that it corresponds with the decline in the economy. I think the consciousness in the clean food movement is at play as well. Despite the purpose of Victory Gardens originating from difficult times and circumstances, I find myself a bit enviousof the simplicity of growing one’s food in earnest. Despite the convenience of our modern day existence, I suspect being so close to one’s own necessity bred higher appreciation and satisfaction.
This weekend I planted my victory garden of sorts with Memorial Day on my mind. Though my planting is purely from choice, and overflow will go to others, it still bears the purposeful intent of the war effort; to grow my own food, not for folly.
A bit of a sad looking photo on this dreary, foggy more-like-Northern-California Colorado morning but it gives you the spacial gist