First, the actual POUNCE-- Joeseppi's The Victory Garden of Tomorrow! (Check out the etsy shop here and the website here.) Joe Wirtheim creates screen printed posters that echo the style of vintage propaganda posters created in the mid-twentieth century to (among other things) encourage civilians to grow Victory Gardens in order to save food and resources for World War II soldiers, and Joe now offers his series of posters depicting The Victory Garden of Tomorrow for sale in his etsy shop. About the project, Joe writes:
The Victory Garden of Tomorrow salvages the values that could save us from our own Machine. As an ongoing series of images, they employ an agit-prop vision of strength and inspiration with the hope of resurrecting our lost Tomorrow."
This is one of Joe's fabulous creations, Recycling is Reusing. Available right here.
In recent weeks, I've had begun to really tune into this consciousness that has been brewing among others who are fascinated in the impact our sprawled-out, over-worked, over-spent, over-drive(n) landscapes and lifestyles are having on the environment and the human psyche, and the overwhelmingly positive response to those who have embraced an idea similar to what Joe speaks about in his story behind The Victory Garden of Tomorrow. My friend Herb wrote about this a few days ago on his blog. On the positive side, Natalie of Sweet Pea Bicycles says it best in this video... you are where you are traveling through when you are on a bike. Awesome. A Letter from Hen Waller is another wonderful place to read about Holly and Patrick's adventures in urban homesteading in Portland.