This resource was created by Melissa Almendinger.
Victory Gardens became increasingly more popular during the Second World War producing bountiful yields for families living in urban and suburban settings. The interest in gardening is now resurging and we couldn’t be happier!
Gardening is not only a great way to feed your family healthy, organic food but it is excellent exercise, increases time outdoors, and can be fun for the whole family. Additionally, growing and preparing food builds connections whereby adults and children alike develop a keener sense of appreciation of where their food originates and all that is required to get it onto your plate. Gardening is for all! Join us on this month-long journey to learn more.
In the spring of 2011, Duke Farms opened a 240-plot, allotment-style community garden to give people the opportunity to grow healthy produce in an environmentally-friendly way. It was a project with agriculture and education at its focus. Since then, the garden has expanded to 460 plots and donated over 24,000 pounds of produce to the local community. It's not just hard work! There is value in gardening - it empowers and unites communities. What else can we learn from gardening?