DIGGING FOR VICTORY

Onward gardeners!

‘100 Foot Diet’ Winter Edition

I can see the day coming when even your home gardenIs gonna be against the law. – Bob Dylan / Union Sundown

Growing for Victory

Victory gardens, also called war gardens or food gardens for defense, were vegetable, fruit and herb gardens planted at private residences in the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom during World War I and World War II to reduce the pressure on the public food supply brought on by the war effort. In addition to indirectly aiding the war effort these gardens were also considered a civil “morale booster” in that gardeners could feel empowered by their contribution of labor and rewarded by the produce grown. – wikipedia

Reconstructing Dinner

Highlighting the efforts of homegrown revolutionaries who have picked up their “protest weapons”(a.k.a a trowel and fork) as they kick off the lifelong challenge

Creating ‘Wildside’ As Home ( post ‘Ingredient for a Very Local Meal’)

Alameda Garden (post ‘ 100 Foot Diet Challenge’)

Vintage Flapper (‘100 Foot Diet Challenge – Meal #1’)

Excellent start everyone – especially in January no less. Definitely inspring and insightful post.

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‘100 Foot Diet’ Image Link

For those of you who’ve requested you can grab the images at:

http://urbanhomestead.org/journal/images/2008/01/06/100ftc.jpg
http://urbanhomestead.org/journal/images/2008/01/06/100fticon2.jpg

Just remember to “save as” onto your computer.

P.S. Project #3 is in the works, ‘100 Foot Diet’ participants stay tuned!

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  1. Devin Quince says:

    Our first attempt at the 100 ft meal. We were about 80% successful

  2. Devin Quince says:

    Sorry, I forgot the link. Feel free to consolidate the comments.
    http://quinceurbanhomestead.blogspot.com/2008/01/first-100-ft-meal.html

  3. RedStateGreen says:

    Here’s mine: http://thesietch.org/mysietch/redstategreen/2008/01/09/100-foot-meal/

    I’d guess about 50% was the salad, although one of my sons just had salad for dinner, so he must have liked it!

  4. bibliotecaria says:

    Since you are taking questions, I have one for you. When you are trying to start a new plant from an existing, what kind of rooting medium/growth hormone do you use? This spring I’m going to try starting some new plants of rosemary and lavender from my extremely happy outdoor plants, but I don’t want to use the chemical stuff if I can avoid it. And it’s my understanding that starting them from seed is extremely difficult.

  5. Nancy says:

    Oh Jordanne, you have to look at Cute Overload, they have a video of a baby goat that looks just like Blackberry, playing on rocks, jumping from rock to rock, kicking up her heels – it is so cute!!!!

    Nancy

  6. Nancy says:

    Oh Jordanne, you have to look at Cute Overload, they have a video of a baby goat that looks just like Blackberry, playing on rocks, jumping from rock to rock, kicking up her heels – it is so cute!!!!

    Nancy