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May 31, 2010

Is Yours A Victory Garden?

photo from LaManda Joy,

For many people the phrase “Victory Garden” is too closely tied to times of conflict and war.  In its place,  other terms have sprung to life:  self sufficiency,  homesteading,  peace gardens,  liberty gardens,  edible landscapes, and more.

The image above is a new twist on the classic Rosie the Riveter.


I will be writing more about the history of the Victory Garden and other ways those of us at home can show patriotism and contribute to the well being of the American Way of Life, but for today I want to show some inspirational posters of the same sentiments.

Note, also, Patriotism is not only an American ideal.
Similar emotions, ideas, and projects are taken up by citizens of all nations.


What do you call your garden?
Are you gardening more in these troubled times?
What other ways are you economizing
and practicing self-sufficiency?


  1. Oooo… my mom is very excited to read about this! We’re very intrigued by self-sufficiency here.


    Comment by Zona — May 31, 2010 @ 8:41 AM

  2. Anything grown here, would be a victory.

    Back east I had a cold-frame/compost that turned into the most lush, self seeding producer of all kinds of fruit and vegitables. It was always a wonderful surprise to see what kind of produce it would grow each year.

    Comment by cyndi — May 31, 2010 @ 10:14 AM

  3. Our Mom used to have really nice gardens to hear her tell it. Now she has all ten of us to help her and she says she can’t keep a garden going. We don’t understand it. We’re great at digging and pulling weeds and helping with the watering.

    Some people are just never satisfied.
    Morgan, Tsar and The Porties

    Comment by Sue — May 31, 2010 @ 10:41 AM

  4. My hubby is the gardener in this family!! We use to have two acres and had a small garden… since we moved from there we haven’t had one… Love all the old poster pics!!

    Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by and for your vote!!

    Kendra @ Creative Ambitions

    Comment by Kendra — June 1, 2010 @ 8:47 AM

  5. We didn’t plant a garden this year and I’m already regretting it.

    Comment by Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy — June 3, 2010 @ 9:33 AM

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