Project Victory Gardens
VICTORY GARDENS IS AN OUTSTANDING PROJECT PLEASE SUPPORT US
'VICTORY GARDENS' - a nation at war needs to be fed. This campaign has been completed in 2023 and 2022, We raise the funds to purchase as many vegetable seed and tools as possible for the Ukrainians to feed themselves in the coming months. Once there, local initiatives will organise teams of villagers and refugees to plant and grow vegetables on land given for this purpose by local authorities including private land owners.
This project is being run in partnership with our award winning partners, the NGO Stowarzyszenie Folkowisko which is led by Marcin and his amazing team of volunteers. Marcin coordinated and distributed the seeds and tools directly to the Villages and local authorities. Pip over saw this project in 2023 having spent 10 days in Ukraine, the results have been fantastic and the vegetables are there to be eaten and sold by local communities. The land is rich, yet the people are suffering with with the lack of food supplies.
This mission is an extension of our original mission, “help us to help them… to help themselves”. It was inspired by an initiative led by Herbert Hoover during WWI. Hoover recruited a volunteer force of hundreds of thousands of women to fulfil his ambition to stave off starvation. He administered and distributed over two million tons of food to nine million war victims.
We feel we are better placed to produce even greater results this year, having been on the ground in Ukraine to oversee this project last spring. The wonderful aspect of this initiative is that many thousands of Ukrainians come together to grow vegetables and reap their rewards.
One of our founders James Boughey featured in Farmers Weekly, read the article HERE