Stretch Food Supply through Victory Garden Program and Free Resources

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Agency clients and community members interested in supplementing their summer food supply are getting support from The Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati and the Cincinnati ToolBank. The “Victory Garden” initiative, a throw-back gardening program historically designed to help ease the pressure of food scarcity, helps local residents increase the availability of fresh produce and get the joy of “working in the dirt.” Through the program, the ToolBank is providing free tool rental and the Civic Garden Center is offering “How To” programming to help get projects moving. A free Zoom session “Create a Community Victory Garden” is being held on April 22, 7 – 8 p.m. to discuss the ins and outs of starting a garden. Speakers will also include GroundWorks Ohio River Valley, who will present gardening success stories.  A free resource from GroundWorks titled “Chris’s Urban Garden Adventure” shares a story of learning creative ways to safely start growing a garden in an urban setting.