: This pamphlet, titled "ABC of Victory Gardens: A Compilation of Facts, Figures, Tables and Charts to Make Backyard Gardening Easy," was printed during World War II to encourage Americans to plant victory gardens. It is 32 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.
: Om3307_4558586_001 Subjects
: Military Ohio; Agriculture; Daily Life; World War, 1939-1945; Victory gardens Places
: Ohio; New York (New York)