RCDC Meeting with Tom Benevento and Daniel Chavez,
I'm reposting this article on Sustainable Living in the United States
About Saving the World
were grown in Victory Gardens...
The World War II home front was the most important and broadly participatory green experiment in U.S. history. Is it a model we should use today?
"With the participation of the Boy Scouts, trade unions, and settlement houses, thousands of ugly, trash-strewn vacant lots in major industrial cities were turned into neighborhood gardens that gave tenement kids the pride of being self-sufficient urban farmers. In Chicago, 400,000 schoolchildren enlisted in the "Clean Up for Victory" campaign, which salvaged scrap for industry and cleared lots for gardens."
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Then come back and talk about it. We've got some thinking to do on this issue...