Could you imagine 20 million Americans right now deciding to plant a garden?
During World War II, 20 million Americans did just that and planted so called “Victory Gardens.” By some estimates about 40 percent of all vegetables produced in the U.S. came from Victory Gardens. The Department of Agriculture estimated over one million tons of vegetables were produced during World War II.
Here are some slightly encouraging posters from both World War I and II.
Today Michelle Obama will host a groundbreaking for a 1,000 square foot White House garden on the South Lawn that will include 55 kinds of vegetables. Eating local and freshly grown food is good on so many levels.
Is it time for a new era of “Victory Gardens”?
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