SECA: Victory Gardens

Related Exhibition 2006 SECA Art Award

Thursday, February 15, 2007, 5:30 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Victory gardens were vegetable, fruit, and herb gardens planted at private residences in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom during World Wars I and II to reduce pressure on the public food supply. In addition to aiding the war effort, these gardens were considered civil morale boosters in that gardeners could feel empowered by their labor and rewarded by the produce grown. Join us for a discussion of the historical importance and contemporary relevance of these cultivated efforts. This program is conceived by SECA awardee Amy Franceschini.


Amy Franceschini, artist
Matt Gonzalez, former president, San Francisco Board of Supervisors