Wednesday, August 12, 2009

More about the FVG

I just finished reading the Fenway Victory Garden's summer newsletter and thought I would post a little more information about the community garden I am so happy to be a part of!

The Fenway Victory Gardens represent the nation’s last remaining of the original victory gardens created nationwide during World War II. At that time, demands for food exports to the nation’s armed forces in Europe and the Pacific caused rationing and shortages for those back home in the States. In response, President Roosevelt called for Americans to grow more vegetables. The City of Boston established 49 areas (including the Boston Common and the Public Gardens!) as “victory gardens” for citizens to grow vegetables and herbs.

The FVG is located on 7 acres in the part of the Emerald Necklace Known as the Fens. There are approximately 425 members gardening 500 garden plots.

"It is as famous to gardeners as a certain neighboring park is to baseball fans–and just as historic."
Source: www.fenwayvictorygardens.com

2 comments:

Nancy said...

Is your garden in the picture? If not. where in relation to the picture?
Nancy

LizSaumsiegle said...

Unfortunately, my garden is not in this picture. I just thought this was a great overview shot of the garden. My plot is slightly south-west. Also, this photo only shows about 1/3 of the entire Fenway Victory Garden!!