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Urban Farming™ promotes our campaign:
INCLUDE FOOD! when planting and landscaping
Our INCLUDE FOOD! campaign encourages the concept of planting food crops when planting gardens and within traditional landscaping, at homes, businesses, parks, public and common outdoor areas, commercial and private landscaping, rooftop gardens, walls, planter gardens, indoor areas, schools and any environment that is healthy and suitable for growing food. Urban Farming™ has gardens across the U.S. and abroad though our hands-on direct efforts as well as our many partner-gardens.
Additionally, our model is to give a portion of the food to others in need.
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. Making Victory Gardens became a part of daily life on the home front. Amid regular rationing of canned food in Britain, a poster campaign ("Plant more in '44!") encouraged the planting of Victory Gardens by nearly 20 million Americans. These gardens produced up to 40 percent of all the vegetable produce consumed nationally. It was emphasized to home front urbanites and suburbanites that the produce from their gardens would help to lower the price of vegetables needed by the US War Department to feed the troops, thus saving money that could be spent elsewhere on the military. Victory Gardens were planted in backyards and on apartment-building rooftops, with the occasional vacant lot "commandeered for the war effort!" and put to use as a cornfield or a squash patch. (Information from Wikipedia.)
In the spirit of the First Guiding Principle of Urban Farming™, which is Win-Win Relationships, we encourage you to visit the websites of some of the non-profit organizations we work with, as well as other non-profit organizations we think are cool and worthy of checking out! They are all doing something positive for our world, so please take a moment to check out as many of these links as possible!
We would like to thank all of the folks that are listed below for the wonderful work they are doing to make our world a better place!
Digging Deeper SF
Sailing the plastic sea, by David Knowles
Algalita Marine Research Foundation (AMRF)
Youth and Adult: