Harkening to the self-sufficiency of previous generations who planted victory gardens in their front and back yards as a means to support their nation’s war efforts - today many are undertaking the challenge of declaring independence from corporate food systems, reducing reliance on fossil fuels to bring food to the table, and cultivating a more healthy and fulfilling life. This grass roots revolution is occurring in today’s modern version of the victory garden. The “war” is a revolution – and the battleground is right here on the home front. It is all about taking back responsibility and control of our own food supply. Whether it is a modest container of tomatoes on a patio deck or a full fledged self-sufficient garden – each effort represents one step towards freeing ourselves from the forces that would keep us dependent on a system of petroleum fueled and factory farmed food. Growing more of our own food heightens the taste and nutrition of meals, and along the way we experience the empowerment and fulfillment that comes from learning the basic skills of providing for our families and ourselves
Grow What You Eat – Eat What You Grow!
June 9, 2013
Each Monday Daphne’s Dandelions hosts the “Harvest Monday” blog hop. Everyone participating submits links to their posts summarizing the week’s harvests. It’s always interesting and very inspiring to see what other gardeners are producing from so many different growing regions. Here’s my contribution for the week of June 3rd through 9th.
I have a rabbit (or two) that has been getting into the garden and doing damage this past week. The pea patch is getting so tall now, that about a week ago I took off the protective cover of bird netting so that the plants did not grow up and through the mesh. Unfortunately, a rabbit has discovered that the peas are now unprotected and ate a chunk out of the back portion of the bed. I am going to monitor the situation for the next day or two and if it continues, I will have to put the netting back on despite the problems of the vines growing into it. In spite of the rabbit damage, the pea patch is looking beautiful and is breaking out in blooms.