The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) with agribusiness frowned upon the First Lady’s suggestion. She wanted “small town” America to grow its own food to insure plenty of food for the military troops. USDA feared the American people would lose their dependency on food production from large-scale farms.
By the mid 1940s, the victory over thSue Axis and cheap food soon lured the public back into grooming large lawns with petroleum-based fertilizer and pesticides.
Sustainable farms, like Quiet Creek, can be a resource to folks in the twenty-first century wanting to replant (and sin no more). We welcome your questions to discover how easy tomatoes, peppers, beans, and herbs grow. We encourage families to become involved in growing food in raised beds where the small space is manageable, attractive and full of edible treats.
Be sure to seek buy-in from all family members. Who likes cherry tomatoes? How about red raspberries? These need full sun. What about salad greens? Part shade is best.
Growing your own food will give you a sense of accomplishment, a break on your grocery bill, and a good health report. Enjoy your summer; the Victory Garden returns.