Victory Garden

Victory gardens were widely planted in the United States, U.K., Canada, and Australia during World War I, and again when World War II broke out a few years later. The gardens, used along with rationing cards and stamps, helped to prevent food shortages and freed up commercial crops to feed soldiers. Planting a Victory Garden also boosted morale by providing a way for folks at home to do their part in the war effort. Read more at Gardening Know How: How To Grow A Victory Garden: What Goes In A Victory Garden

Victory Gardens today are still important in countless ways. They stretch the food budget, provide healthy exercise, produce chemical-free fruits and vegetables, help the environment, and allow a way for people to be self-sufficient, often with enough produce left over to share or donate.