Commonwealth Policy Center

During WWII, Americans planted Victory Gardens. It was one way citizens could support the war effort and become self-sustaining in a time where the food supply lines needed to be diverted to soldiers. Now, Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture is launching an effort encouraging Kentuckians to plant their own Victory Garden in the war against coronavirus. The idea is for able-bodied Kentuckians to be self-sustaining and relieve food chain issues. It’s a great idea, especially as we see some shortage of certain items in shortage at grocery stores. Of course, gardening takes a little work and you get your hands dirty, but gardening is therapeutic. And it’s one way where your toil literally results in the fruits of your labor. So why not plant a Victory Garden this weekend?