Heritage Acres Farm Museum is planting a victory garden to help the local food bank and support the community during the pandemic.
We’re hoping you will join in.
During the First World War and Second World War, when much of the nation’s production was geared toward supporting troops overseas, the government urged Canadians to grow victory gardens as a source of food and nourishment to prop up morale.
With the economic struggles some people are facing, it is the perfect time to launch the victory garden.
The plan is to have a small group of volunteers gather over the May long weekend to plant a large vegetable garden. The museum society is also inviting area residents to join the campaign in the following ways:
- Plant an extra row or two of potatoes and carrots. Consider adding these vegetables in your flower beds and planters, as space may be limited.
- Support local greenhouses and businesses. By acquiring seeds, plants and other supplies locally you are helping those businesses stay open.
- Consider volunteering your time in the museum garden, weeding and hilling will have to be done on a weekly basis. This will be limited to physical distancing requirements and recommendations set for by Alberta Health Services.
Some 4H groups have already expressed interest in being involved, and the museum is in the process of setting up an online booking calendar for people who want to do some gardening and experience a taste of Alberta’s farming history.
Anyone interested in getting involved, or growing their own victory garden can start the process by emailing the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org