On the heels of our past posts about edible estates, it seems several vegetable gardens have sprung up in front yards throughout the South Hill lately. Whether it's due to a hankering for fresh veggies and (we hope) pesticide-free produce or it's simple economics in the face of four dollar gas and increased food prices that come with it, it appears that some in Spokane have jumped on the bandwagon and started small plots in their front yards.
Victory gardens were started by many people during WWII in order to offset the impacts of rationing and the rising cost of food. Many feel that the concept of a victory garden died with the end of rationing following WWII. However, it appears more and more that the victory garden can still mean something today, more than 60 years later.