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Victory Garden Program report
Description: This four-page report announcing the 1943 Victory Garden Program was written by H.W. Hochbaum, Chairman of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Committee on Victory Gardens. Hochbaum outlines the urgent need for Americans to plant victory gardens to ensure that the United States would have enough food for both the military and civilian populations. The pamphlet argues that "every farm" and "all town and suburban home owners who have sufficient open, sunny space" should plant victory gardens large enough to provide all or most of the family's vegetables for the entire year. The pamphlet 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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Subjects: Agriculture; Daily Life; Education; Plants and Animals; Military Ohio; World War II; Victory gardens
Places: Washington (District of Columbia); Ohio