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 asked to serve their country by creating gardens to feed their families and communities. After World War II, victory gardens disappeared; canned goods and supermarket produce appeared. Here’s more information:
- 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.