I think that Victory Gardens exclude nature. The gardens are beautiful, but they don't allow for nature to evolve.
I have let most all of the original weeds stay, except for burdocks.
I have let rabbits, woodchucks, possums and other critters stay, and none of them eat much of my food production.
The goldenrod and other weeds provide flower for the bees, which live in a total of four bee trees on my property.
There are all kinds of butterflys and the place is thriving with life!
So, you need a good mix of nature with all that you do for your own pleasure and production.