11 May '12, 7pm

Occupy Organic Vegetable Gardens - Rebirth of the Victory Garden

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's All About Organics page and our Organic Transitions page . During World Wars I and II, private citizens were encouraged to plant Victory gardens in an effort to support the war effort and take the strain off the food industry, providing more food for citizens living at home. Little gardens popped up all over the country and they were called Victory gardens because people envisioned a victorious end to strife, sadness and hardship. Victory gardens in the U.S. produced a staggering 40% of the food supply. The Victory garden campaign resulted in 5 million gardens tended by over 20 million Americans, providing over $1.2 billion in food by the end of WWII. Victory gardens were planted on every available plot of land -- whether postage-stamp sized or covering several acres. The gardening campaign took the country by s...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_25424.cfm

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