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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Our (Hobby Farms) Victory Garden

Karen Keb Acevedo
Editor in Chief

Better Garden Tools is helping support the Hobby Farms victory garden
We love the expandable garden rake from
Better Garden Tools for our victory garden.

A few months back we decided, as a company, to plant a victory garden in the field behind our office.

With the intention of feeding the employees, and donating a row or two to a local food bank, we set about with an introductory meeting for interested parties, and selecting leaders for the project. Judy Rosson, Hobby Farms sales manager, and me, were deemed queens of the victory garden.

As of today, a 2,500-square-foot plot has been rough tilled, and is awaiting volunteers to rake, clear rocks and prepare the bed for composted manure, being delivered on Friday by our publisher, Joe Morris, from his nearby horse farm.

Judy and I will be working the ground tomorrow morning, and planting seedlings on Sunday.

We had a surprise visit yesterday from a local businessman, David Voll, president of Better Garden Tools (in Louisville), who dropped by to donate some expandable rakes (with super strong steel tines—we love these!) and some ratchet pruners.

When he heard of our plans, he offered to mail us some additional gardening tools to help. Awesome!

If you have suggestions on how to recruit volunteers during the totally unglamourous beginning stages of a garden, post them here. I’m all ears! 

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Aaah, the Victory Garden! It was wonderful days during the "Crockett's Victory Garden" era in the 70s. Had the pleasant opportunity to visit him at his "garden" behind the WGBH Studio in Allston, Massachusetts. Can't believe how small it was, a former parking lot. It looked so big in the show. They didn't even bother to dig up the asphalt. Old railroad ties were stacked up on top of the pavement to make raised beds. It was a lesson in productivity & efficiency.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 10/26/2012 4:54:26 PM
Great idea! My children have been wanting to do this after reading @ victory gardens during World War II!
Lisa, Acworth, GA
Posted: 3/31/2011 11:50:11 AM
An Idea for the time. Time to contact a few of my gardening friends and look into something along the same line.
CArl, Bremerton, WA
Posted: 1/29/2010 8:10:46 AM
this is a great idea. I wish more companys would get on board.I would like to know how you managed who gets what.
Pat, Lincolnton Ga, GA
Posted: 10/15/2009 12:23:44 AM
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