30 May '11, 5am

The Rising Popularity of Vegetable Gardens:

The Rising Popularity of Vegetable Gardens:

During World War Two anyone with a plot of land had a victory garden, or vegetable gardens. Due to the worst economic recession since the mother of them all, the Great Depression, vegetable gardens have made a come back. Even the White House has a vegetable garden, now in its third year, planted by First Lady Michelle Obama on the South Lawn as part of her Let’s Move initiative. Michelle Obama enlisted the help of elementary students from local Washington, D.C. schools to plant the garden. The organic garden includes fruits and vegetables. The author of a recent Washington Post article thinks that “there will come a time when we will need victory gardens on every block, in a post-industrial, post-global planet, when advancement is measured in localizing our world, not expanding it.” The author describes a front lawn as a “declaration that you didn’t have to farm anymore,” ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/real-food/blog/the-rising-pop...

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