The Victory Garden has been a staple of self-reliant thinkers since WWI. One of my earliest memories of my paternal grandmother is working in her garden. Although we lived in farm country with locally grown fresh produce readily available, my grandmother insisted on keeping a small garden due to her experiences during WWI and WWII.
It’s interesting to see the concept of the Victory Garden now taking root, (get it? Root… you know, like plants? No?), in urban environments. Folks are viewing small gardens as a way to hack hunger by bringing nutritious food to areas that don’t have access to such foods, and I find that to be very cool. Any time someone wants to become more self-sufficient we should encourage them as much as possible. It can only benefit our community as a whole.
Check out CNN’s coverage of this movement.
If you don’t have a small garden at the moment, consider starting one. It’s good for the environment, you save some money in grocery bills, (long term), and you know exactly what was used to grow the plants you’re eating.