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THE VICTORY GARDEN NETWORK: More than food grows in a garden
During the Second World War, Canada faced a food crisis with farmer's harvests sent to feed the troops overseas. Canadians were encouraged to "Plant a Victory Garden to win the war". Thousands took up the challenge, plowing flowerbeds and vacant lots to grow their own vegetables.
In NDG we still remember the Victory garden plots that were once plentiful in our community. Action Communiterre’s Victory Garden Network gives that past spirit of and local solidarity and self-sufficiency a new life. Today, the struggle is against poverty and social isolation, with gardens as our tool for change. Through the Victory Garden Network, we work with residents, community groups, social services and local schools to build neighborhood solidarity and community food security. We use collective gardening to bring people together, develop skills and confidence, green our city, and make high quality organic food accessible for everyone.