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Model – Viva la Victory Gardens!

Posted in Models, Movements by fedwards on June 26th, 2008


A local network of home gardens = A community of food producers!
Victory Gardens 2008+
(VG2008+) is a program of Garden for the Environment and the City of San Francisco’s Department for the Environment. A two-year pilot project to support the transition of backyard, front yard, window boxes, rooftops and unused land into organic food production areas, Victory Gardens 2008+ derives its title from, and build on, the successful nationwide Victory Garden programs of WWI and WWII. Victory Gardens 2008+, however, redefines “Victory” in the pressing context of urban sustainability. “Victory” is growing food at home for increased local food security and reducing the food miles associated with the average American meal.

Victory Gardens 2008+ was ideated by San Francisco based artist and designer Amy Franceschini in the Fall of 2006, for which she received the 2006 SECA award from the SF MOMA. Amy Franceschini partnered with Garden for the Environment for the planting of three initial Victory Gardens, and to develop and operate a citywide Victory Gardens program in San Francisco.

Victory Gardens 2008+

One Response to “Model – Viva la Victory Gardens!”

  1. Lisa Paterson Says:

    July 15th, 2009 at 2:49 am

    First of all I would liket to say that it is truly an award wining idea and design. I was in San Francisco and volunteered for the demonstration garden and for slow food nations big event in september 08. Secondly I would like some advice, I am in Nottingham England now and we are looking into doing an urban CSA using our own gardens as well as different alloments. I was wondering that in the design of your victory gardens for the city how are you planning to collect from each garden the produce that will end up as part of the victory gardens program. I appreciate any advice and any ideas, thanks so much!