Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Victory Gardens

For some time we have had the link to the Path to Freedom website in our blogroll, this morning I came across this link to their 100 foot challenge.

If you have time to watch this I think you will find it quite inspiring. "Eat where you live" they say and I think that is a pretty sound idea. We don't all have year round growing weather or all the groundwork in place as they do now but I think their point is to just make a start where you can...and to make your road by walking.


sheila said...

That video clip didn't show up on the SD site, Heather, so I'm glad to see it here. Made me long for southern California again - that dry heat and those hot blue skies.

I'd love to see more closeups of their garden. They really pack it all in.

Heather said...

Did you check out their website, Shelia? You should be able to find all kinds of videos and pictures of their gardens. It really is amazing how much they fit into a small lot. Last year I really wanted a cob oven after seeing theirs - building one was on our learning plan but we never got to it.

Samantha said...

I love this! I LOVE THIS!!!
Thanks for sharing it Heather! It is so worth the 10 minutes to watch it all. I plan to watch it again with my family. How inspiring!!

sheila said...

I did check out their website - funnily enough someone recommended it to me about 6 weeks ago on another list and I was astounded at how much they'd fit into their lot. Those machines are funny, too - imagine having a crank blender!

I liked those tomato cages - the square ones. I'd also like to know how they water, because it can get pretty dry there from about May onwards, and they had a lot of plants in pots. I would have liked to have seen what the row covers were for, too. I heard that they supply restaurants - that's how they make their $.

I also wonder what will happen when the kids start other relationships. That's a little house. Very interesting place though.For a while I was tempted to use that picture as my screen saver!

Fantastic Five said...

Okay so the video made me want to plant more things and it made me a little teary. I guess it struck a cord with me. The deepest part of me wants to make a difference.


Mary-Sue said...

Thanks for spreading the word, H! I just love this family. They emmanate joy, don't they? That's what it's all about. Yum.

Heather said...

I love hearing that, Dianne, and boy do you ever have the space to plant more things. ;-)

I always think (hope?) that most people, if given the chance, really want to make a meaningful difference, you know? We just need the chance...and sometimes the vision of where we want to/can make a difference. I can almost hear your gardener heart beating faster as you think about your plans.

Heather said...

Shelia, did you see the terra cotta drip pots that they have for watering? I think they also use grey water from the house. I really admire how they have done so much in all areas of their home life...not just the gardens (although it is hard to get past those gardens, isn't it?)