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.
In part 2 of this series, we continue to examine the humble potato and its profound impact on the course of human history. The wild potato, Solanum tuberosum, originated in the Andes mountains of South America. The Indigenous People who inhabited the Andes of Peru were believed to be the first to cultivate the plant - the original potatoes were diverse in variety and even cultivated at different altitudes! Today, the International Potato Center in Peru works to preserve these indigenous potato varieties - altogether, they have saved almost 5,000 varieties! How cool is that?