Gardening is the new Black!
Catch up, and catch on. This is one exciting movement!
Think of gardening a little bit like fashion. They've both been around since the beginning of time, and they're both essential to defining our culture. In these modern times, however, gardening is not only just about sustenance. It's become the hot trend. Gardening is the new black.
Speaking about beginning of time....
In my garden research quest, Susan Schuler, a fellow film hairstylist, told me about her grandmother's Victory Garden!
Whoa, I was intrigued.
Turns out, Victory Gardens have a captivating history...
However, the United States didn’t invent this idea. The term "Victory Garden" comes from Richard Gardner's book (of the same title), written in the 1600’s! During that time, the British were anticipating a Spanish invasion, and Gardner's book encouraged people to grow their own food in preparation.
Today, a renewed interest in modern-day Victory Gardens has begun to surface in response to the issues Americans now face.
High food prices, a reliance on mass-produced imported food, exorbitant oil prices, obesity, health issues, and the recession are just a few of the problems that have caused Americans to revert back to "the old days" and grow their own food.
It’s hip, it’s cheap, and it’s changing our nation
one more time.
So...grab a pot, or maybe even a milk jug! Don't forget the potting soil and seeds! And fill your watering can....
Because we have wicked stories coming up over the next few weeks, that will inspire creative gardening, no matter your lack of skill, space, or time.
Take a stand against processed food and save a buck in the process! Victory Gardens are motivating our nation once again!