Sowing the Seeds of Victory
Victory gardens were originally planted during World War I and World War II in response to severe food shortages caused by the war. In 2020, over one hundred years after the first victory gardens were planted, Colorado State University Extension established Grow & Give as a “Modern Victory Garden Project” to address food insecurity resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taking a Stand Against Hunger in Our Communities
Food insecurity doesn’t disappear at the end of a war or pandemic. Hunger impacts every community in the United States every day. Grow & Give continues to address food insecurity in Colorado by connecting backyard and community gardens to food donation sites across the state. The program provides resources to help you both ‘Grow’ and ‘Give’ part of your harvest to those in need.
In 2020, Grow & Give registered nearly 600 home and community gardens across 37 Colorado counties. As a statewide project, participants donated more than 46,500 pounds of produce.
Make a Difference in Your Community
Register with Grow & Give today to help fight hunger in your community. Get connected with food donation sites across the state.
- Register at GrowAndGiveColorado.org
- Access Grow Resources: Learn more and grow more with the help of CSU Extension’s gardening and horticulture resources.
- Access Give Resources: Connect with hunger relief organizations, food pantries, and neighbors in need.