This resource was created by Abigail Schmid and Kate Reilly.
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.
When you look at your dinner plate, do you think about how your veggies grow? What do they look like before they're harvested? According to Harvard University, 50% of what we eat every day should be a mixture of different fruits and vegetables. We eat broccoli florets, but not the roots they grow from; celery stems, but not the flowers that appear later in the season; ears of corn, but not the husks that enclose them. Many plants have a similar structure, but they have unique parts that provide us (and animals!) with delicious and nutritious benefits. Think about your favorite fruits and veggies and reflect on how they grow... which part of the plant do you eat?