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The Role of Gardening

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Touch the Soil News #653 (Feature Photo – Volunteers of the Victory Garden Initiative – photo courtesy of the Victory Garden Initiative) A number of years back, a professional woman living in Milwaukee – Gretchen Mead – was working as a social worker in a child and adolescent medical psychiatry unit. Her young patients, often diagnosed with serious mental health issues, typically consumed what is called SAD – Standard American Diet. The SAD diet is laden with preservatives, chemical residues and high amounts of carbohydrates, wheat and meat products. Mead found a correlation between what we eat and how we feel mentally. However, she made more connections with the food…

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Victory Garden Nostalgia – Some Are Trying to Bring it Back (Part 2 of 2)

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Touch the Soil News #399 Victory garden nostalgia is a powerful force. Posters from WWI and WWII strike at the heart of people’s emotions about food, home and country. For the benefit of our readers, we thought you might enjoy some of the colorful posters of the past related to food gardening. Enjoy. Following is a rare 1942 urgent broadcast in the United Kingdom which is an urgent plea to request an allotment garden plot and to grow food. The nation at war is desperate for adequate food supplies: Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Victory Garden Nostalgia – Some Are Trying to Bring it Back (Part 1 of 2)

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Touch the Soil News #398 Victory garden nostalgia is a powerful force. Posters from WWI and WWII strike at the heart of people’s emotions about food, home and country. For the benefit of our readers, we thought you might enjoy some of the colorful posters of the past related to food gardening. Enjoy. Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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