Victory Gardens…bring ’em back.

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Wasn’t that a typing exercise? Now it is a plea… you. To the women and the men and the children. Get on it!

Here’s the man who really got me thinking today: Roger Doiron, of Kitchen Gardeners International fame:

(my apologies for the code that’s showing here, can’t seem to get rid of it).

Doiron includes this fact which I think is incredibly timely and critically important:

At the peak of the Victory Garden movement, American families grew 40% of the nation’s fruits and vegetables, helping to conserve food, fuel, and money at a time of crisis.

And this:

On average, food travels 1500 miles from field to fork in the US. One third of greenhouse gas emissions we create come from food and agriculture.

If we aren’t in a time of crisis, I don’t know from jack. Gas at $4.29 per gallon, food tainted with salmonella from who knows where, e coli from a wild boar running through a spinach patch (yeah, I bought that answer), and money…….drying up.

What could you do to raise a few veggies? Grow some fruit? Don’t think of it as work, think of it as a new adventure, learning a new skill, feeding your family the finest, freshest food available. You, I’m talking to YOU, feed them with your own bare hands. How cool is that?

Thanks Roger, for permission to use your clip.