: This pamphlet published by the Agricultural Extension Service in 1943 encourages Ohioans to plant victory gardens. 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. The 16-page pamphlet measures 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm). View on Ohio Memory.
: Om3321_4586152_001 Subjects
: Military Ohio; Agriculture; World War II; Victory gardens Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)