Master Gardener Series - Victory Gardens
When World War I turned farmers into soldiers and their farmland into battlegrounds, Europe faced severe food shortages. The United States encouraged civilians to start “Victory Gardens” wherever they could: schools, parks, backyards, or vacant lots. This gardening in any available space took pressure off the food supply. Today, people looking back at the patriotism and resourcefulness of the World War I era, are starting victory garden projects to help their communities grow greater unity, health, and generosity.
Audience: All Ages