Why is this Victory Garden Connection Website so Important?
History has provided us with an excellent business model for local food production.
A simple 1940’s concept of identifying "Slacker" land matched up with families and neighbors to learn and work the soil to avoid starvation. Today, we have a mass of talent with the education, tools of the trade, the love of the soil, and are willing to share with land owners to provide a near unhealthy country with greater food resources and options. Inner city gardens allow the elderly and other limited-mobility citizens the option to walk a short distance for fresh garden foods or have their selection home delivered. No car needed here. Communities and neighborhoods can decide what to raise, how to raise it, and be in better control of the quality of their foods.
Historical and Educational Documentation of the Victory Garden era.
A little know element of both World Wars, were the War and Victory Garden stories that have been overlooked and have tremendous historical value. Americans in every community were the unsung hero’s simply by supporting their community and reducing the stress on the nations food supply. Even "Rosie the Riveter" was a staunch advocate for raising a Victory Garden after her shift at the factory. Based on the actual location - city, state, zip code if possible - every story can be mapped out and compared to your current location. Pieces of history throughout our country can be unearthed and told through this website – from the family that lived there, to the neighbors who helped, or the one’s who managed to disappear when there was garden work to be done. Research. Write. Submit! Submission and reading of these War and Victory Garden stories are free.
About Victory Garden Connection
Victory Garden Connection is a hub that connects agricultural professionals—individuals and businesses—with land owners across the United States and is a primary resource and database for Victory Garden stories and information. The Victory Gardens that became a part of daily life during WWI and WWII in the United States reduced pressure on the public food supply caused by the war effort. Today, new societal pressures including food costs, industrial agriculture and unemployment, among others, have rendered Victory Gardens a viable option even today—a 21st Century solution to modern agricultural and societal problems.