Victory gardens, also called war gardens or food gardens for defense, were vegetable, fruit, and herb gardens planted at private residences and public parks in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Germany during World War I and World War II. In the war time governments encouraged people to plant victory gardens not only to supplement their rations but also to boost morale.
As we face the challenges of COVID-19, climate change and the current political environment, home gardens can be a practical, comforting, and productive activity.
Sister District South Bay is pleased to have some experts in our ranks, including a certified Landscape Designer, and also a certified Master Gardener. Feel free to post questions, tips, gardening links you love, recipes, and pictures of what you are growing and cooking!
We'll also be offering a huge variety of plants to help you get started, in our Victory Garden store. As the season continues, you will see more fresh produce as well. All items are donated by our generous and skilled members, and all proceeds will go directly to support our candidates.
If you don't have the time or space to garden yourself, you can still support our Garden Club and our candidate by purchasing and donating some vegetable or herb seedlings to the Ecumenical Hunger Program in East Palo Alto. (We will take care of delivery!) Be well, and take time to smell the roses (and basil, and lemongrass...)