A Look at the History of Providing Food in Our Own Gardens


Victory Gardens, also called War Gardens or Food Gardens for Defense, were vegetable, fruit, and herb gardens planted at private residences and public parks in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Germany during World War I and World War II.


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Above is a collection of propaganda posters released during World War times. These vintage posters are a good reminder that food is a precious commodity. Illustrating the importance of providing food for ourselves and others, maintaining a healthy diet, and preparing for the future.

Looking at the history of food, leads to the comparison of our present food conditions. Although it’s plentiful in most areas in America, our foods are genetically modified and have pesticides or hormones. I can only think if everyone with any small blot of land started growing their own fruit and/or vegetable gardens maybe the food industry wouldn’t have to go to such extremes to provide for the masses.

Learning how to grow food is a good lifeskill and could come in handy. There’s great satisfaction in the fruits of labor and it tastes pretty good too.

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1 Response to A Look at the History of Providing Food in Our Own Gardens

  1. Looks like someone had something other than gardening on their mind when they drew that carrot and strawberries! :0

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