Food for Freedom

I’m going to be giving another presentation on Guerrilla Gardening tomorrow at the Style at Home Show as a part of Eco Day. The gardening presentations start at noon. Mine will be at 2pm.

Here’s the write-up:

    Learn about the many ways that people are “greening the city” by planting small gardens in out-of-the-way corners and abandoned lots, beautifying the community for everyone.

While looking around online at vintage Victory Gardens posters I came upon this film on the City Farmer website. While the film does present some rather unhealthy gardening practices the tone is excellent, your classic 40s era voice of authority enthusiastically encouraging everyone to do their part for the war effort.

While I’m at it, here’s a poster that links the war on garden pests with the War itself in a somewhat disturbing way.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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2 thoughts on “Food for Freedom

  1. The poster is… very disturbing. I have to say that while I am quite eager for the buggers to die when I soap down my tomato plants, lettuce, etc., I am not quite to the point of “shooting to kill.” And though I am delighted when I squish grubs beneath a garden clog, knowing that they will no longer plague my beautiful vines, I am not as malicious as that lady. Though I do come close when I find that wet dust near my watermelon vines. Nobody touches my watermelon vines.

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