“During the war over 20 million Americans planted these gardens, some even called them ‘Freedom Gardens'”
… “freedom” is earned and cannot be taken for granted. In fact, there are forces (lets call them market forces) trying to gain control of the food market for their profit. If they can control the supply of food through hoarding seeds, and the other means of production, we will pay them for their effort with whatever price they wish to charge. On a gut level we know this is wrong… we have the “freedom” to make our own food production choices. [Via Vegan Filmmaker]
Freedom Gardens – Growing for food security in the 21st century
Reaches 1,000! YEEHAW!
Hey, I can’t help but be excited – simple pleasure, yeah? All yesterday I kept coming to visit the computer, hitting refresh to see when we’d top the 1,000 mark.
Let’s grow for 1 million! What do you say? Can we dig it?
Whether you have a balcony garden, community garden or your own backyard garden this new online social networking community is where you can gather, grow and share.
Join together in a homegrown revolution ™ to liberate our lawns and break our dependence on the corporate powers and dwindling fossil fuel supplies.
With battle lines drawn in the dirt of our backyards, patios or whatever available place, we will take the WWII Victory Garden to even greater heights for today’s pressing ecological issues. Today’s new war is also a global war, which goes beyond nations and individuals. Now, the existence of the entire planet itself is in jeopardy.
For this reason, Freedom Gardens grows beyond the narrow, national patriotism of the old-fashioned Victory Gardens. Today, a global, radical revolution is needed, one that will transform the planet as well as the individual. With lines drawn in the dirt, you will not only liberate yourself from corporate controlled “frankenfoods” and petro-dependent foods, by growing closer to home you’ll be transforming your life, your health and your community. Through hard work and effort, armed with trowels and seeds, freedom is our fight for survival. It’s our only hope for the future health of our planet. And, most importantly, by working directly with nature we do the best thing to change the world–we change ourselves!
Let’s begin “IMBY.”
Not Finished Yet
Still to come on Freedom Gardens.org
– blog with contributing editors (looking forward to this!)
– monthly newsletter
– more cool campaigns
– meet up and swap options
– flickr account
Oh yeah, we’ll be announcing this month’s (September) Freedom Gardener soon.
Told ya there’s going to be some exciting things happens – just a matter of how fast we can pull this off.
Once again, like to thank all our supporters who have donated – helping us help you. Our growth is due in part to your generous support – the more water, care and fertilizer we are given the more we are able to grow.