Victory Garden logo from Victory Garden Supplement specially written for The New Garden Encyclopedia, 1943
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Garden like you can't go to the store
It's not my phrase; I read it on one of the fantastic blogs I read, but it has been bouncing around in my head all week.
Really. What if you couldn't go to the store? The plants and animals around you take on a whole new meaning. Work in the garden takes on a new intensity; projects like the bees seem even more important.
I've wanted to try eating just from my own hand for several years now; my last attempt was sidetracked by medical issues. But I am going to try it again this summer and see how it goes. How long before I have my first choc-o-holic freak out and need to mainline a brownie? How long before my MSG levels drop dangerously low and I have to snort an eggroll or frozen veggie nugget? Can Diet Pepsi withdrawal give you the shakes? Hmm...we shall see.
It gives the message of this old logo even more impact - no? I know many of us raise food - but what are you doing differently THIS year? I'd be interested to hear...