Victory Garden Redux

In the name of humanity, won't someone please take this program out into the woods and put a bullet in its brain? End its suffering! Is there no one willing to do the right thing for this worn-out show?
Lay it in a shallow grave. Don't mark it. Let it rest undiscovered, undisturbed, in peace.
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Pennyaline wrote:

I agree that in its current format it needs to be ended. HOWEVER, I do think that Victory Garden could be saved. The show needs a new staff that is for sure. It needs people like the original producers and gardeners like Jim Crockett. The show really needs to get back to its 1975 roots and show gardening, not all the "high brow" stuff that WGBH and PBS "thinks" real gardeners want to see. They need to have the show hosted by "old time" gardeners (the ones like Jim, Bob Thomson and Roger Swain). I don't know why that they think that they have to "import" hosts. I guess that is just more PBS "snob appeal" which, clearly does not work on "down to earth" programs like Victory Garden.
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On 2/9/08 11:20 AM, in article 47add2e4$0$32540$ snipped-for-privacy@news.iglou.com,

Oh dear, have they sunk to lower lows?
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May just be a matter of perception. I'm a long time fan of Dr. Who. The guy with the long scarf resonated with me. A few Doc's before and after were cool. The new guys just doesn't have it charm or mystic connection. I wonder if gardeners are locked in time and space too? Sustainable garden practice? I wonder when that idea was invoked. Victory Gardens was a WW2 idea to help feed Britain and it sure has evolved to include folks growing their own food.
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Bill wrote:

Maybe they are. Still, the recent VGs are little more than old segments of old shows and old cast and crew, laced together with new recipes for improbable salads. It offers nothing, not even entertainment, and it certainly doesn't teach me anything. Jettison the horse-faced, pony-tailed posers that are the living segment hosts and get on with the gardening already!

Victory gardens were started in WW1, and victory gardening was practiced in the UK, Canada and the USA. It's nice that it has devolved into the prosaic practice of growing ones own food. "Sustainable garden practice" I imagine was invoked at the same time as sustainable farming, with conservation, erosion prevention, crop rotation, etc.

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