Author Archives: Victory Garden Initiative

Preparing for Next Year

Friends, Today it hit.  Winter is finally here and the growing season has come to an end.  Not even the spinach likes it this cold. For the next few months, our farming activities will mostly subside,  except those that prepare … Continue reading

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Calling All Future Food Leaders

2018 Food Leader Certificate Program Registration Now Open The Food Leader Certificate Program is a unique and exciting intensive retreat program that trains up the next food leader. We are thrilled to have Erica Wolf join us again this year … Continue reading

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A Full Circle

During this year’s Victory Garden Initiative BLITZ, many garden stories touched our hearts. This particular story emboldens the importance of why we do what we do and reminds us of the power of people coming together, transcending all borders, to … Continue reading

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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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A Path To The Future

Dear Friend, There is a Buddhist quote that lives in my mind, and pops forth every once in awhile at just the right moments: “If you are facing the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.” … 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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