Monday, July 4, 2011

Victory Gardens

The term Victory Garden became popular in the 1940s during World War ll.

Faced with food shortages due to labor and transportation issues, the US government called upon it's citizens to provide their own fruits and vegetables. It is estimated that nearly 20 million Americans answered the call.

This initiative not only conserved fuel but generated food which had become a scarcity in both the states and abroad.

Today, there is a renewed interest in Victory Gardening.

With rising fuel and food costs and concerns about overall health, the home gardens and Victory Gardens are back!

I enjoy the "Back to the Basics" feeling of gardening.
Whether you garden for self-reliance or just for fun, you can grow a garden just about anywhere. A few acres can support a small community or a large family but even a few containers can get you started on the right track.

Here are a few examples:

1940s Victory Garden

Modern Victory Garden

California Victory Garden

Florida Victory Garden

From container gardening to square foot gardens, from butterfly gardens to Victory gardens...
Get out there and get dirty!

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