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  • noun A kitchen garden planted in wartime to reduce the pressure on the public food supply.

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  • noun a kitchen garden planted during wartime to relieve food shortages


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  • "It was emphasized to urban and suburban dwellers that the produce from their gardens would help provide the nutritious food needed by the soldiers to keep them fighting strong. It would also help keep the price of that food low, so the War Department would have more money to spend on other military needs. The victory garden would also help solve the shortages of labor and transportation that made it difficult to harvest and transport produce to market. One poster from the mid 1940's reading, 'Our food is fighting' portrayed the high sense of patriotism so characteristic of the time."

    - Barbara Minton, 'Victory Gardens Symbolize a New Age' in Natural News, 23 August 2008.

    September 12, 2008

  • I wonder sometimes, truly, what the world would be like if we all still had victory gardens.

    September 12, 2008

  • Where I used to live, the town had a community victory garden in the local park, everyone with his/her own patch. It's still around in some places. :-)

    September 12, 2008

  • I have a victory garden on my balcony, in which I solve the shortage of labour and transportation that makes it difficult to harvest and transport rosemary to my kitchen.

    September 12, 2008

  • Good for you, yarb!

    Can I have some?

    September 13, 2008

  • Mmmmmm...

    September 13, 2008

  • rt: you are welcome to sample my rosemary any thyme.

    September 13, 2008

  • My house is blessed with a giant backyard, despite being located in tragically uber-urban Oakland, and we grow lots of veggies and herbs here. Quite handy.

    September 13, 2008

  • Heehee! Thanks! *trundles off to have at yarb's rosemary*

    P.S. Lucky you, whichbe. I'm blessed with a similar situation. Yum.

    September 13, 2008