FAQ for VGSD

Who can be involved in Victory Gardens San Diego?

Anyone who loves food! VGSD wants everyone to get involved no matter how small or big your growing space is. Our goal is to build a stronger, well-connected edible-gardening community. If you're interested in having us help you start a garden or would like to volunteer with Victory Gardens, please subscribe to our newsletter, where you'll hear about upcoming garden builds and classes. We'd love to have you!

What is Victory Gardens San Diego?

Victory Gardens San Diego is a project of the nonprofit organization San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project. At VGSD we help people start growing their own food through collaborative garden builds, hands-on garden education and community outreach.

Join us in strengthening the local food movement in San Diego and encouraging the best use of our resources by using local, sustainable, healthy, Earth-friendly methods for food production. Sign up for our newsletter to be kept informed about upcoming classes, events and garden builds.

When can I get started on my garden?

Right now is the best time to start!

How much water does a garden use vs. a lawn?

Vegetables do not need more water than grass. Grass takes between 30 and 50 inches of water per year, depending on type. Vegetables take about 40 to 50 inches, and San Diego gets about 10 inches of rain per year on average.

Lawns are the largest irrigated crop in the US.

According to Denver Water: "A healthy vegetable garden needs about the same amount of water as a lawn does. If you replaced your lawn with a vegetable garden, and watered the garden efficiently by hand or with a soaker hose, you wouldn't see much difference in water consumption."

Where can I put a garden?

Almost anywhere …containers, raised beds, large plots… wherever you have space! Apartment dwellers can start with container gardening. Home owners can always find an additional sunny space for growing their own food. If you need help siting your garden, check out our Informational Links.

Why should I participate in VGSD?

There is nothing better than the taste of fresh, healthy food grown locally! Share this with your family, friends, and community while teaching your children about healthy food and where it comes from. Creating your own garden is a great low-cost outdoor activity that helps you reduce your carbon footprint!

How do I get involved?

It's easy...and free! Just sign up for our newsletter and you'll be notified of upcoming VGSD classes, educational garden builds and activities. Be assured that any information you send will be kept private and be used only to assist you in getting your garden started.

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