The Victory Garden for the Modern Farmer

victory garden in an urban setting
The HydroPod on an unused bit of company land

“It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting the high technology from weaponry to livingry.”

  • Bucky Fuller

Victory gardens were originally espoused by the great George Washington Carver.

In 1917, Charles Lathrop Pack, a man that no one has heard of now but was one of the five richest men in the America at the time, codified his wish "as every patriot wished, to do war work which was actually necessary, which was essentially practical, and which would most certainly aid in making the war successful" into the US National War Garden Commission.

war gardening victory edition 1919
The Table of Contents for "War Gardening"

He wrote the War Garden Victorious to document the founding of the commission. I found it a very good read and would recommend it to anyone interested in the history of war gardens as it is free through that link.