Grow a Recovery Garden for Food and Solidarity
Like the Victory Gardens of the past, today's Recovery Gardens are symbols of current times
Home gardeners helped the war effort in the 40s by growing Victory Gardens, which fed families across the US and were emblematic of a cause. Today we're fighting a different enemy - a virus – and we're growing Recovery Gardens to show our strength and optimism that our nation will fully recover. Join gardeners around the country who are digging into food gardening as a sign of health, solidarity, and overcoming unsettling times.
When the going gets tough, the tough get gardening.
That's what we learned 75 years ago and what we're re-experiencing today. Here's how you and your family can become a part of this meaningful trend.
- How to get started with food gardening
- How to involve the whole family
- What to do with extra produce
1942: a Victory Gardener helps the cause. Photo: JWA Commons
2020: a new kind of Victory Gardener emerges. Photo: unsplash, CDC