Victory Gardens

Victory Gardens, once a government program created by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and first lady Eleanor to help feed Americans during World War II, are promoted again today by various organizations, such as Edible Gardens and the community garden movement, to encourage people to grow their own healthy food.
The Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative offers classes to help new gardeners start their own gardens quickly and easily in a container, in the backyard or at a community garden.

A class organized by Master Gardener George Pessin will take place this May at the Hamilton School Garden in our neighborhood, Sundays May 1-8-15-22, 1 to 4 pm.  The cost is only $ 50.  Those who complete the 4-week training will become UC-Certified Victory Gardeners.

To sign up contact George by email.

Text by Elisa Leonelli

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by George Pessin on March 17, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Week 1: Planning, tools, containers, building raised beds, seed starting, plant selection

    Week 2: Soil preparation, soil properties, transplanting, irrigation, and mulching

    Week 3: Composting, pest management (weeds, diseases, insects), beneficial insects, organic pesticides and fertilizers.

    Week 4: Harvesting, pollination, seed saving, fruit trees, recipes, review, graduation

    The cost is $15 per class or $50 for the entire session.


  2. This is a terrific blog. I didn’t know about it until tonight, when my wife pointed it out to me. I’m going to sign up for the Victory Gardens class, which I wouldn’t have known about without you.

    So thank you very much, Elisa and Deni.


  3. Posted by Andrew Leavenworth on March 22, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    I’d like a class on how to keep the squirrels from eating ALL the avocadoes and peaches from my trees.


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