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  • Green Idea 1 : ' Find your nearest Farmer's Market and go there this weekend with friends...
  • Green Idea 2 : ' Swap your old incandescent bulbs for CFLs when they burn out and start saving $$$
  • Green Idea 3 : ' Try using your bike this weekend instead of your car...
  • Green Idea 4 : ' This Spring why not plant a small kitchen garden of tomatoes and peppers on your balcony or patio?
  • Green Idea 5 : ' What are you waiting for? Make the change today!

    The basic objectives of sustainability are to reduce consumption of non-renewable resources, minimize waste, and create healthy, productive environments.


    You can grow your own food whether you live on a rural farm or in a tiny urban apartment. Urban gardening is all about using space wisely to regain a closer connection with your food and beautify your home or neighborhood.


    Explore energy resources, such as wind, solar, hydroelectric, biomass, geothermal, ocean thermal, and wave power, that replenish themselves within a short period.


    Locating the Farmers' Market nearest to you is now only a few clicks away. Localharvest.org is a useful and straight-forward site designed to faciliate your quest.


Victory Garden Posters

Posted by vergelimbo On 10:39 PM 5 comments

I love these World War II era Victory Gardens posters.

They represent the ideal convergence of patriotism and artistry. The Work Progress Administration (WPA) hired artists to design these posters to help promote self-sufficiency and co-operative ideals on the home front as a part of the war effort.

Victory Gardens "cropped up" all over the country. At their peak, it is estimated that almost 20,000,000 gardens were growing, and that about 40 percent of all vegetables produced in the U.S. came from Victory Gardens. By the end of the Second World War, the Department of Agriculture estimated total home front production of over one million tons of vegetables valued at 85 million dollars.

Which is your favorite poster? Tell me why below:


Tommy Priest at 12:24am July 11
love 'em - check this one out:


Yet the official line today preaches consumerism, not self-sufficiency, to save the country from its current economic and societal ills... The American populace seems to be resisting, however, as is seen with increased savings rates and reduced consumer spending, and one can (perhaps too optimistically?) see signs that there is a grassroots re-education process that will see this generation rediscover the values promoted by these FANTASTIC posters. We can only hope so... Love the post!

Brilliant observation Anonymous...
"the official line today preaches consumerism, not self-sufficiency"

Consumption could work I suppose if americans were buying American-made products-but there are so few of these nowadays, and shoddy chinese products as well as well-made products from overseas swell the current account deficit to record levels...
Nonetheless, I share your optimism vis a vis the "rediscovery" of the values promoted by the posters. Slowly, people are changing their buying habits, and doing things for themselves.

Here's a good link for finding local farmers markets in your area:

very interesting blog. I like your entries very much and slideshows too! What a beautiful garden you have. Any problems with critters? Do you have a way to protect berries from the birds?

I like the one that says 'be sure'- any idea where reprints of these victory garden posters can be purchased?