What were Victory Gardens?
Victory gardens were house hold gardens or herbs, fruits, and vegetable gardens planted by families in the U.S. during war in private homes and Public Park to grow vegetables for home use and avoid food shortages. During the First World War, a major food crisis occurred in Europe as agricultural workers were drafted into military service and farms were turned into battlefields. The responsibility of feeding millions of hungry people fell to the United States as a consequence. The government produced propaganda and printed articles in magazines about victory gardens and urged individuals to plant victory gardens to reduce the pressure on the public food supply. Planting of the Victory Garden helped ensure that enough food was sufficient for the troops fighting around the world.