Concerned about climate change? Plant a Victory Garden
Phys.org - Thu 11 Jul 19:15 GMT

Catherine McDonnell-Forney has been growing food at her Minneapolis home for the entire decade that she's lived there. But now she tends a registered Climate Victory Garden.

  But now she tends a registered Climate Victory Garden.

  Last year, she saw an online ad for the Climate Victory Garden initiative developed by Green America, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit.

  By 1944, nearly 20 million Americans had answered the call, planting gardens that produced 8 million tons of food that year alone.

  "We wanted a campaign that addressed the climate issue—using gardens as part of the solution," said Jillian Semaan, food campaign director for Green America.

  The initiative offers gardeners a tool kit with step-by-step instructions for planting a Climate Victory Garden and 10 carbon-capturing practices.

  Yard To Table McDonnell-Forney, a Hennepin County Master Gardener, was already growing fruits, vegetables and herbs at her home long before registering as a Climate Victory Garden.

  As an experienced gardener, McDonnell-Forney views the Climate Victory Garden initiative as "permaculture lite—easily digestible stuff."