: This letter from the Clinton Parent Teachers Association asks parents of local schoolchildren to be involved in school victory garden program during World War II. In addition to supporting the war effort, the letter tells parent that the gardening program will provide a chance to "enjoy real recreation, friendly association with our neighbors and an opportunity to really get aquatinted with our families." The one-page letter measures 8.5" x 11" (21.59 x 27.94 cm). During World War II (1941-1945), many people supplemented the food they had available for personal use by planting vegetable gardens, both to support the war effort and due to food shortages and rationing. The gardens were promoted widely by the government and industry, and were known as "victory gardens" due to their importance to the war effort. Gardens were planted during World War I as well, but were called "war gardens" until the end of the war, when the term "victory garden" came into use. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Military Ohio; Agriculture; Education; Daily Life; Plants and Animals; World War II; Victory gardens Places
: Clinton (Ohio); Summit County (Ohio)