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Historic Victory Gardens

Movements to create food gardens throughout the country to support World Wars I and II were examples of patriotism at its best. People were urged to grow vegetables on school grounds, parks, backyards, vacant lots, and even rooftops.

In 1917 Charles Lathrop Pack organized the National War Garden Commission, which launched a campaign to publicize the war gardens with pamphlets and colorful posters. Growing food to prevent shortages was certainly a motivation, but creating a national purpose so that all citizens felt that they were a part of the war effort was equally important.



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