Cultivating community through gardening
The CoVictory Gardens Project
CoVictory Gardens is a socially engaged art project, seeking to cultivate connection and illustrate social solidarity amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. This project openly invites all to participate, and is durational, like the pandemic, acknowledging that gardening can provide engagement and healing throughout the seasons.
CoVictory Gardens explores how our individual actions can allow us to feel more connected to each other and to the place we live, and celebrates how engaging with the earth through gardening can nurture our spirits, bodies, neighborhood and community and bring meaningful change and even justice to the world.
The CoVictory Gardens project has three parts participants can explore:
Participants in the CoVictory Gardens Project can participate to whatever degree they are able, exploring in and engaging with this practice of care and connection.
The CoVictory Gardeners' Manifesto
We act in response to physical isolation, social connections that happen only through technology, and the virus
We seek a connection with our community; our truest selves, our neighbors, our friends and family, and our earth, collaborating together
We see hope in all growth, and a connection in all life. We honor the history of Victory Gardening and pursue a peaceful path to sustainability without the threat of scarcity
We believe in nature’s power to heal. With buds opening and bulbs growing, we intentionally engage in a world that is moving forward. Together, we build spaces where we can cherish growth and renewal
With our planters, our raised beds, our greenhouses, herb gardens, thriving succulents and quiet cacti;
With dirt in our fingernails and watering pitchers in hand; with green and black thumbs;
With produce and flowers:
We celebrate the chance to nourish life, witness the seasons and seed our place in the world, together, with our