Cultivating community through gardening
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 over the course of the year.
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.
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
Mark Your CoVictory Garden
Join us in nurturing plants and community, together
CoVictory Gardens is a participatory project which invites everyone to collaborate in gardening as a method of nurturing ourselves, our community and our world.
The vision of the project is to build connection to our neighbors and ourselves through gardening, acknowledging how CoVictory Gardens nurture us just as much as we nurture them. Marking your CoVictory Garden can help others see the connection in our efforts.
A CoVictory Garden Starter Kit
Grow your own CoVictory Garden with a little help from a starter kit. This kit will include an assortment of seeds with, six paper pots, soil, a Manifesto printed on handmade paper and one handmade CoVictory Garden Signage.
Our D.I.Y. Sign Kit!
Prefer to make your own garden signage? Download the CoVicgory Gardens Signage and Coloring Kit. Hang a coloring page in a window or even make a stencil and paint the side of a pot!
We invite others to co-create with us, and to mark their gardens to help acknowledge our collective efforts! All are welcome to join as they are able. All products are available at a sliding scale through our order form or you can order on Etsy for a fixed price.