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!
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
Previously in Garden History:
- “Villa Sciarra,” George Wurts house, via Calandrelli, Rome, Italy. (LOC)
- Whitworth Gardens, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, England
- John & Lizzie Wilson from Boston in Bradenton, Florida, 1951
- Paris Exposition: gardens, Paris, France, 1900
- Wisteria blooms in Davis Garden (Locust Valley, New York), 1930
- “Killenworth,” George Dupont Pratt house, Glen Cove, New York, ca. 1918
- A Garden Under Glass, Nice, France, c1865-1895