Author Archives: Victory Garden Initiative

The Energy Vortex

Friends, I traveled to Sedona, Arizona a couple years ago, and made it my personal quest to understand the energy vortexes that are claimed to be present there. I mosied around at the local rock shop where people were purchasing … Continue reading

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Keep it simple — what’s in your meal?

The seed of introduction: “The interesting thing I learned was that if you’re really concerned about your health, the best decisions for your health turn out to be the best decisions for the farm and the best decisions for the … Continue reading

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Start Them Young!

By Roxanne Hanna With the conclusion of the intern program mid-August, we have been hosting more field trips lately. Even though we are more limited in the amount of depth we can get into (because we only have one day … Continue reading

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Feed The World

The seed of introduction: “Since our break with nature came with agriculture, it seems fitting that the healing of culture begins with agriculture, fitting that agriculture takes the lead.” ~Wes Jackson Sooner or later the question comes up, whether it … Continue reading

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An evening with Patricia Holland

Patricia Holland, an avid gardener and Riverwest resident, is renting a community garden bed at the Victory Garden Urban Farm this season. We sat down with her at the Victory Garden Urban Farm to learn more about why she participates … Continue reading

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Letter from the Director: Winter Is Coming

No, I’m not making a Game of Thrones reference, though I did think it might get your attention. In a recent conversation with a friend, I was reminded how many people move towards happiness during the summer season. “It’s about … Continue reading

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Youth Internship Report

By Roxanne Hanna, Youth Education Coordinator After two months of solid programming with the youth interns, we now have two weeks left. We have gone deep with this program, incorporating not only principles of gardening, but also ecology, cooking, natural … Continue reading

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True Cost

The seed of introduction: “A nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt Today, much traveled, highly processed and heavily marketed food has become so much the norm that many people no longer know where their food originates. … Continue reading

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Right to Grow Food!

By Beverly Tyree Stand Up! Join the Fight! We have the right to grow our own food! There have been challenges with the right to grow our own food in our own yard. The challenges often include neighbor relationships, local … Continue reading

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Featured Food Leader- Delaney Hutchinson

Meet Delaney Hutchinson, Food Leader Certificate Program 2017 “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your feet and the winds long to play with your hair”, I picked this quote to start my bio because I think it’s … Continue reading

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