IPFS Barbara Peterson

Farm Wars

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Victory Gardens


Whether or not your reason for growing your own food is because you want to stop global warming, make sure your family is fed in the coming depression, or simply want to grow your own food for health reasons, the idea is sound. We need to become more independent as individuals so that if/when the bottom falls out of the economy, we will not be among the many who starve due to lack of skills and knowledge to grow our own food when the shelves are bare.

A site with useful information on reviving Victory Gardens can be found HERE.

Excerpt from the site:

What is a Victory Garden?


During World War I and World War II, the United States government asked its citizens to plant gardens in order to support the war effort. Millions of people planted gardens. In 1943, Americans planted over 20 million Victory Gardens, and the harvest accounted for nearly a third of all the vegetables consumed in the country that year. Emphasis was placed on making gardening a family or community effort — not a drudgery, but a pastime, and a national duty.

The emphasis on the linked site is to revive the Victory Garden to stop global warming. For those who believe that global warming is a scam, this does not invalidate the site’s useful information. As with anything, eat the fish and spit out the bones. Use the links on the site to find out what fruits and vegetables you can plant in your particular zone, where to get non-GMO seeds, etc.

I cannot emphasize strongly enough that we need to be prepared to feed our families ourselves and not depend on the grocery stores to do it. We are in for hard times as a nation and as individuals. Don’t wait. Start now and you will be in full swing when the time comes that you will no longer be able to afford or even get food elsewhere.

Again, here is the LINK to the Victory Garden site.