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.
Recently, there's been a resurgence in self-sufficiency and talk of sustainable, local, and seasonal eating. Hobbies like gardening, canning, and bread-making are working their way back into our culture as we search for ways to control our food and take care of the environment. Enter the backyard chicken flock! Although requiring a bit more knowledge and commitment than installing a garden, adding a flock of laying hens to your yard is an easy way to add to your self-produced food. This guide will take you briefly through the needs of backyard chickens. We encourage you to do your own research before committing.