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Creating Change

What does it mean to garden?

Through interviews, research and stories, we dig into the meaning of gardening, as considered by artists and activists engaging with the practice. Gardening can be a tool for self care, social change, ecological renewal, and so much more.

 
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To Lie Fallow

We must rest to grow a gif of the letters from 1 being surrounded by orange flowers on a soil background To lie fallow: 1. Of soil, to...

A Score for New Growth

Now a year and a half later, we are continuing to face the pressures, fears and anxieties of a global pandemic. Despite reopening stores...

Art Has More Than One Face

A conversation with Steph Benenson by Axel Gonzalez, Miguel and Ruby; Youth Artists with the Urbano Project This blog was supported by an...

Rooted in Love

A conversation with Seitu Jones by Mina B; a Youth Artist with the Urbano Project This blog was supported by an Artist Residency at the...

Roxbury’s Sunflowers

Ekua Holmes shares her experiences growing sunflowers to celebrate Boston’s vibrant community of Roxbury “I notice that it is only when...

Creating the CoVictory Gardens Logo

The heart of this project is strengthening our sense of connection to each other, despite the distance and separation many of us feel right

Why "CoVictory"?

This project was started in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the recognition that this pandemic will likely have a rippling...

 
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CoVictory Gardens Nourish

Our Bodies

By placing dirt under our fingernails,

By offering a different posture than sitting, and 

By filling our lungs with fresh air, our ears with birdsong, our eyes with beauty and perhaps even our bellies with food;


Our Spirits

By creating daily opportunities for discovery and delight, 

By giving us something to cherish and nurture,

By giving us appreciation for and patience with the seasons;


Our Dwelling Places

By creating spaces to learn and grow,

By centering the physical world rather than the world of screens, and

By providing witness to the victory of life; 


Our Neighborhoods

By seeding CoVictory Gardens throughout our community, 

By acknowledging that although we are physically isolated, we move through this season together, and 

By welcoming others into wonderment;


Our Community, Country and World

By creating a source of connection, 

By acknowledging history, and 

By relating our endeavors into a globally connected effort.

We invite every Gardener to be a CoVictory Gardener, and every Garden to be a CoVictory Garden. 


We celebrate the chance to nourish life, witness the seasons and see our place in the world, together, with our CoVictory Gardens.


Because CoVictory Gardens provide nourishment for us all.