Our friends over at the Peterson Garden Project are part of a fun project to celebrate the Victory Gardens, the most famous manifestation of community gardens in Chicago during World War II. #VictoryToday!
Peterson Garden Project is poised to celebrate “Victory Today!” at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show, held at Navy Pier from March 9 through March 17. Honoring the Victory Gardens that populated Chicago 70 years ago, when the impact from war efforts forced people to ration and grow their own food, the CFGS display shows how victories continue to take place today. As Peterson Garden Project is an organization that teaches people to grow their own food from community vegetable gardens throughout Chicago, Victory Today exhibits how growing your own food contributes to a better world. At the show, members of the Peterson Garden Project leadership team will highlight a series of modern victories, such as growing food that tastes great, growing food that saves money, and growing food that teaches kids. Attendees can get involved on the victories via the Victory Today social media campaign. Peterson Garden Project will post a series of victories in an album on their Facebook page, and people are encouraged to share the victory that they relate to the most. There will also be an image for people to hold for pictures at the show, which Peterson Garden Project will use to share on Instagram with the hashtag #VictoryToday