: This folder, titled "Planning, Planting, Preserving for Victory Gardens," was distributed by the Ohio Fuel Gas Company (a subsidiary of Columbia Gas Company) during World War II. The folder contained pamphlets on creating a victory garden and home canning. The first pamphlet in the series, titled "Planning the Victory Garden," is included with the folder. The pamphlet begins with image number 6. It is twelve pages long and measures 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 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; Business and Labor; Agriculture; Daily Life; Plants and Animals; World War II; Victory gardens Places