Creating local Victory Garden Clubs is a practical way to increase your freedom and prosperity, especially what we call “food freedom.” Food freedom is basically the ability to meet your nutrition needs primarily through resources you own, co-own, or that are located in your local vicinity. Food freedom meand you don’t have to rely on powers or resources outside of your own reach or control.

People talk about freedom in some abstract, like your rights to protest, or your religious freedom, and some really focus on freedom to love whomever you want on whatever grounds you choose. Such freedoms may or may not bring positivity to your life and may never bring progress to humanity.

Freedomists are all about a kind of freedom that is positive, has virtue, is purely voluntary, and is immediately practical. We look for ways to be more materially autonomous from anyone or anything that doesn’t respect or nurture our values and way of life, whatever those things are for each of us.

The Victory Garden plan is something you and your neighbors can do to move away from food dependence toward food freedom. It is a concrete plan for taking direct control over a major part of your life-necessities that liberates you from external influences and control. People who enjoy food freedom are lesss susceptible to economic and supply-chain disruptions, they have access to healthier nutrition, and they are more connected to positive people who so value freedom in a practical way.

A local Victory Garden Club is somewhat like a community garden. See this picture of individual plots in a typical community garden:

But unlike a community garden, a Victory Garden Club isn’t restricted to one piece of land, even if it has some sort of common land like that pictured. Also, unlike a community garden, a Victory Garden Club doesn’t require everyone to have a green thumb.

The four elements of such a club inlcude the people who manage and administrate the club, landholders who set aside space for the club to plant things, green thumbs who oversee activities and ensure success, and general members who contribute time and/or money to the effort. All participants receive “food shares” from all food produced based on their level of participation.

The club assigns shares to each type of participant and also sets some aside for sale to cover monetary costs and for the poor and needy.  Each club would figure this out and adjust their formula for assigning shares are things proceeded.

A word of caution is needed here.

We do not recommend broadly inclusive clubs that are open to anyone in the the locale. We do recommend broad cooperation of all local clubs based on the broadest goals of lcoal food independence and sustainability. But each club must have sociocultural cohesiveness, in other words its members should share the same beliefs, values, and convictions.

Clubs designed around shared relgious or sociocultural grounds should not be based on race or ancestry for two reasons: first, sociocultural similarities transcend mere biological differences in genetics and skin color and, second, fostering anything that elevates race and blood above freewill association tends toward breeding intolerance and conflict. We do not envision a “this-race only” basis for any Victory Garden Club that claims to be freedom-centered.

What we envision is in each locale networks of Victory Garden Clubs, each having sociocultural cohesion, forming a local Victory Garden Society to foster food freedom for all individuals and food independence and sustainability for the general community.

Food freedom is a positive step toward real freedom that is practical and beneficial to all people. It removes you from someone else’s sphere of influence and control, it protects you from external crises, and it saves you money.

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