Victory Gardens: A Valued Proposition
In 2009, a local food sustainable project was started to grow fresh vegetable, build community and donate to the regional food bank. It was while we invite the community to a number of events, when it was observed how little knowledge of agriculture, harvesting, cooking, and even storage was known. It gives us the idea of starting a teaching & demonstration garden. The victory garden, is much loved by the project leader already, so in order to address the many paths of knowledge, it was chosen as a model.
- Teaching & demonstration Gardens;
- Erected 18' x 72' greenhouse with solar panels;
- Install fans for temperature regulation;
- Irrigation system;
- Created pathways using woodchips; and
- Built chicken coop.
- Relaxation area;
- Monitoring system;
- Pollinator Garden;
- Market Garden
The victory garden started in Britain as the 'DigIn Campaign' to engage local residents to grow food and become resilient.
Of special note: the cost to date of the above project $6725.36 which includes the cost of the greenhouse. How? By trading and exchanging services, equipment and skills.
Value Creation & Proposition
To develop a global victory garden network for sharing knowledge for healthy collaborative lifestyles.
The Victory Garden Toolkit incorporates the Weconomy 7 Principles. It will assist people to:
- design a victory garden for their needs;
- use the non-edibles to make compost, art and handmade paper;
- harvesting, canning/preserving, storing;
- save seeds;
- sell, trade, share food & services;
- use of technology;
The Toolkit is being written as a guide for creating a victory garden, and as a companion to the Victory Garden Institute, a community university.