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V IS FOR VICTORY!
I have always been fascinated by Victory Gardens, and wanted to learn more about them.
In addition to aiding the war effort, the victory gardens were considered a civil morale booster, in that gardeners could feel empowered by their contribution of labor and rewarded by the produce they produced, which made gardens popular and a part of daily life on the home front.
Victory gardens were planted in backyards and on apartment-building rooftops and vacant city lots "commandeered for the war effort". In 1946, with the end of the war, many did not plant victory gardens, in expectation of produce availability.
Since the turn of the 20th-21st century, there has been a resurgence in interest of victory gardens. In March 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama planted an 1,100 square foot "Kitchen Garden" on the White House lawn, the first since Eleanor Roosevelt's, to raise awareness about healthy food.
I was so jazzed to find this video, done by the British Ministry of Information in 1941 about victory gardens. Here is the link to see it on You Tube, or if you are viewing online see below.
I'm ready for my victory garden...are you?
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