What is a Victory Garden?
This post was originally published November, 2013. (Website currently being updated.)
Victory Gardens appeared during both World Wars — I and II — after the U.S. government sequestered canned goods to feed the American soldiers. Americans were encouraged to serve their country (Patriotic duty to the War Effort) by creating gardens to feed their families and communities. After World War II, victory gardens disappeared; canned goods and supermarket produce appeared. With the current focus on health and nutrition, and a slow economy, home gardening is gaining momentum.
Read more about the history of VICTORY GARDENS:
- Read a blog post about New York City Victory Gardens at The City Farmer Blog and read the original book here at the google online books site.
- The Victory Garden Book Leader’s Handbook is also available through Google online books.
- For more information about other books and printed works–and California gardens— see The Victory Garden Foundation.