This resource was created by Joanne Vogel 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.
We all know and love our spuds... after all, potatoes come in many delicious forms - fried, mashed, braised, baked. But did you know potatoes are an early crop that signals spring? As soon as the soil warms up come April and May, gardeners go about chopping up seed potatoes and setting them out in neat little rows. Planting potatoes and having a hand in the seed-to-table process can bring great satisfaction and joy. But as we savor the thought of tasty tots, it's important to remember the incredible cultural and economic significance of this tasty tuber - few crops have had such a profound impact on the course of human history!