We're bringing the concept of carbon farming home, literally, to the soils of our yards and gardens.
Climate Victory Gardening
is inspired by the World War II efforts of millions of Americans growing gardens to feed troops and make up for farm labor shortages at home. Now, we’re asking Americans to grow gardens to sequester carbon; we have brought back Victory Gardens and this time it’s for the planet. As a bonus, we get healthy soils and fresh food for our families and communities.
Check out what activist/actor Rosario Dawson and guerrilla gardener Ron Finley have to say about it:
The great thing? Many gardeners and permies are likely already using methods in their garden that sequester carbon--things like composing, planting perennials, integrating animals, and protecting soils. Really, it's all about keeping the soils healthy and supported in their natural tendencies to hold carbon. With awareness of these methods and a little intentionality, gardeners have the potential to draw huge amounts of carbon underground where it belongs! Read more about the methods that sequester carbon here.
Right now, we have around 1,300 gardens registered as Climate Victory Gardens--that's around 9 million sq ft. Check out the map.
And, we know there are so many more out there.
If you have a garden using soil-improving methods, please register your garden.
When you register, you'll have access to lots of great resources, like the Climate Victory Gardening Toolkit
and the facebook group
where gardeners share advice, photos, and support for each other in this journey to sequester carbon.
Questions? Email me at ClimateVictoryGarden@GreenAmerica.org