In 1944, about 40% of the food grown in the US came from national victory gardens. Today we are seeing a resurgence of that long lost era. Growing some of your own food is a positive step toward personal food security—knowing that you planted the seed, nurtured it, and then harvested the yield for your dinner table is a great way to keep your family food independent. According to The National Gardening Association, “Gardening gets you out in the fresh air, adds positive energy into your life, gives you something fun to do and give a new activity that the whole family can participate in.”
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Container growing — packing various lettuces into pots — lets you pick your own salad
When carefully laid out, the edible garden is a joy to work in
Raised vegetable beds allow for easy maintenanc, crops can be rotated easily throughout the season
Even a small patch of earth provides space for abundant produce