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Interesting Article – Will it Happen?

November 11th, 2008

Nearly 40% of the fresh fruits and vegetables consumed stateside during 1943 were grown in school, home and community gardens. In addition to providing much-needed food, gardening helped Americans accept the nation’s plurality, providing a positive experience that transcended race, class and socioeconomic divisions. That bridged rural/urban differences. They provided a way for all Americans to provide a service to the nation.

Read the entire article Here.

Do you think we’ll find Victory Gardens making a comeback in the coming years?

5 Comments to “Interesting Article – Will it Happen?”
  1. n. on November 11, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    I think they are already starting to maake a comeback.

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  2. Susy on November 11, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    I agree, I think they’re already making a comeback. I don’t if they’ll be quite up to level they were back then though (many people are simply to lazy now). I would love to see a victory garden on the White House lawn.

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  3. Susan Tomlinson on November 12, 2008 at 9:49 am

    You might check out P.Price’s blog, “Red, White, and Grew”–it’s entirely devoted to the victory garden concept. Very informative and entertaining.

    You can find a link to it on my blog roll.

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  4. Susy on November 12, 2008 at 9:55 am

    I will thanks Susan.

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  5. Juliem on November 12, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    I’m from the other side of the pond but a similar thing happened here in during that period when rationing meant that food was in short supply. Although there are community and school projects over here and some people (like me)grow as much as they’ve time and space for I can’t ever imagine it taking off big time, over here anyway as people seem to have too many other priorities but its something I’d like to see happening

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