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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Links and Videos Worth Noting

Revive the Victory Garden
In 1943, Americans planted over 20 million Victory Gardens, and the harvest accounted for nearly a third of all the vegetables consumed in the country that year. Emphasis was placed on making gardening a family or community effort -- not a drudgery, but a pastime...

History of Food Gardening at the Whitehouse



Teens 4 Good
An innovative entrepreneurship program that revolves around a youth-led urban agriculture business. Amazing. "Started in 2005, Teens 4 Good has helped transform many neighborhoods in the Greater Philadelphia area by providing local food that tastes better, is better for the environment, and helps to stimulate our local economy."

Growing Healthy Kids
The nonprofit has established a goal of planting 200 gardens with children by March 2010. The program will target children ages 8 to 12, as research suggests children who plant and tend a garden are more likely to consume its vegetables. You can also take a look at their blog.

Palm Bay, FL tests Community Gardens
City leaders will plant a seed to see whether community gardens could be perennial favorites among green-thumbed citizens. Palm Bay Parks and Recreation Department staff is working on a half-acre prototype garden on a city-owned six-acre lot near Nemo Circle and Salmon Drive in the northeast section...

American Community Gardening Association (ACGA)
A bi-national nonprofit membership organization of professionals, volunteers and supporters of community greening in urban and rural communities." They have amazing resources for folks trying to start community gardens. (Next week, January 15th and 16th, in partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, they'll be hosting a "Train the Trainer" workshop. I'm going. If you want info and/or to attend, let me know. We could carpool if you like.)

"After War, Finding Peace and Calm in a Garden" -- NYT article
"Reggie Mourning wears a Marine Corps sweatshirt and two 9-millimeter pistol rounds on a chain around his neck. There’s an M14 round hanging from his keychain. His tour of duty with a mortar unit in Vietnam was long in the past, but never really ended. “I was more or less a Neanderthal — everyone was scared of me,” he said. “I have a problem with people. Period.” But when he speaks of this year’s harvest at the center’s vegetable gardens — the tomatoes and eggplant, lettuce and kale, basil, squash, corn, peppers, collard greens and the rest, he sounds like someone who, in a way he never expected, has found a measure of peace..."

White House Food Garden



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