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Victory Gardens are a return to the past in the advent of food shortages, drought, and global warming

you can grow your own vegetables - with or without soil, while minimizing water use and your impact on the environment

Organically Grown Produce from our Roof Garden
organic produce from roof garden chard, marigolds and garlic  organic zucchini plot organic artichokes
A mix of organically grown tomatoes, chillies, cucumbers, and eggplant Organic Swiss chard with marigolds, garlic and chives to repel pests Organically grown zucchini Organically grown artichokes at various stages of maturity

Produce Grown Hydroponically in Our Floating Gardenstm
Sweet million tomatoes grown hydroponically Floating Garden chillies  Hydroponic Better Boy VFN tomatoes on vine variety of hydroponic flowers and vegetables
Hydroponic Sweet Million cherry tomatoes Hydroponically grown Caribbean and jalepeno chillies Better Boy VFN tomatoes growing hydroponically Hydroponic basil, chard, marigolds, and nasturtiums

History of Victory Gardens

Victory Gardens were prevalent during WW2 as a means for individuals to contribute to the war effort by growing their own food and in doing so allow a major portion of commercially grown produce to feed our troops. It was a grand idea. And citizens in the US embraced it. They called these gardens "Victory Gardens" because they potentially helped win the war. Eleanor Roosevelt thought it was a good idea to plant a victory garden on the lawn of the White House. The Department of the Interior refused to allow her to do this, but she defied them and did it anyway. It was an era of rationing which encompassed everything from butter to gasoline. So the American people grew their own vegetables. It was win-win. People ate better, for less and helped the war effort at the same time. Similar efforts were made in England where even the smallest spot of land was used for a home vegetable garden.

When the war ended, the US government discouraged people from continuing to grow their "victory gardens" because they felt that such gardens would compromise the growth of industrial agriculture. And so the "Victory Garden" movement metaphorically withered on the vine and agra-business flourished.

And Now to the Present

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