Could you grow food for your family for $25?


Much has been made of the second coming of the vegetable garden. Seventy years after the U.S. and British governments exhorted their citizens to grow food to feed their families, freeing up manufacturing and agricultural efforts to focus on war interests, the "victory garden" movement has resurfaced, this time with a whole new kind of security in mind.

While some victory gardeners are thinking green (growing your own food saves fossil fuels from transportation and commercial agriculture, protects genetic diversity, gives food for the bees, and saves resources formerly used for unproductive landscaping), in this economy, many gardeners are thinking only about cash, and saving it.