Garden History: Your victory garden counts more than ever!

It isn’t just during times of war that your Victory Garden counts. I wish that they had never gone out of style. Once food rationing finished and food was freely available again, most returned to there previous ways of life. Pity. Gardening brings so much more than just food. It can bring health, heart and happiness to anyone who engages in it. Imagine if the concept of a Victory Garden never went away. We wouldn’t have to be trying to resurrect urban gardening as we are today. It would have never gone away. In today’s Victory Garden, the “victory” isn’t in the war, but rather the victory of reacquiring something that should have never been lost in the first place.

Your victory garden counts more than ever!

Your victory garden counts more than ever!

File name: 07_01_000035

Title: Your victory garden counts more than ever!

Creator/Contributor: Morley, Hubert (artist); United States. War Food Administration (sponsor)

Created/Published: U. S. Government Printing Office

Date issued: 1945

Physical description: 1 print (poster) : color

Summary: Vegetables in foreground, man plowing, woman kneeling in garden in background.

Genre: War posters

Subjects: Victory gardens; Agriculture; Food supply

Notes: U.S. Government Printing Office : 1945–O-629743

Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department

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