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Picturing The Past: Victory Gardens Are Making A Come Back


Last updated 6/22/2020 at 12:16pm

This advertisement from the April 4, 1946, issue of The Transylvania Times emphasized the continued value of gardening to fight hunger.

Victory Gardens were first grown in Canada and the United States during World War I to offset food shortages brought about by lack of manpower and transportation. During World War II they took on even more significance and were also grown in Britain and Australia.

Whether community gardens or home gardens they provided access to much needed food, as well as offering a morale booster and sense of empowerment. A shortage of agricultural workers and packaging led to food rationing and increased prices. By growing fruits and vegetables families were able to meet their nutritional nee...

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