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Grow Your Own: Be Sure Giveaway

January 28th, 2012

A few weeks ago I showed you the fabulous vintage victory garden poster I received for Christmas from a friend. After many people asked where she got it, I found out: Zazzle. There is also a great collection of Victory Garden Poster Collection over at Amazon.

You can also find find hi-res copies of these posters at the Library on Congress website which you can have printed out yourself since they’re in the public domain. Here are a few I’ve found over the years.

Lucky for you, my friend happened to receive an extra copy of the Grow Your Own: Be Sure Poster because of a shipping problem. She gave it to me to give away here on the blog (everyone thank Missy). So my friends, all you have to do to have a chance to win is to comment below. If you want extra chances to win: like Chiot’s Run on facebook, Share this contest on your facebook page, or Tweet this contest. We have a winner – see image below – congrats to Chicago Mike.

Which poster shown above is your favorite?

71 Comments to “Grow Your Own: Be Sure Giveaway”
  1. holly on January 28, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    I like the National Garden Commission posters. I also like Chiots Run on FB.

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  2. Wendy Buss on January 29, 2012 at 12:08 am

    I’ve always loved WWII era art, especially Victory Garden posters!

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  3. stefaneener on January 29, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Some of those would make terrific t-shirts.

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  4. Deairdre Miller on January 29, 2012 at 2:28 am

    What a great poster! Thank you for sharing them with us.

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  5. Kathi Cook on January 29, 2012 at 8:34 am

    They’re all so cute, but I think the mother and daughter canning together is my favorite! Thanks for this great give away (ans to your friend too).

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  6. Kirsten on January 29, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Fun! I like the mother daughter one too- and the one beneath it.

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  7. Corrie on January 29, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    I love the mother and daughter canning. I do all my canning (LOTS of canning) with my mom. We have the best conversations in the steaming, fragrant kitchen. I am proud of my heritage as a canner, and I cherish each moment doing that with my mom. We also love to teach my friends how to safely can. Our canning cupboard looks like the one in that poster.

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  8. stacy on January 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    I like the We Eat Because We Work poster.

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  9. stacy on January 29, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    I am a fb fan.

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  10. Chicago Mike on January 29, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    I would be so glad to have this to display in my office.

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  11. Andres on January 30, 2012 at 11:32 am

    I love these posters. So motivational. If only the government was still as behind the local, grow your own food movement as they were then.

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  12. cynthia on January 30, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Thank you for sharing- I would love this in my kitchen!

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  13. Hailey in MT on January 30, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Love them all, but Dig for Plenty is my fav. Thanks Missy!

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  14. Hailey in MT on January 30, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Also a FB liker ;)

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  15. Grace on January 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I just love them all. I often think of these posters when I read in the news that yet another gardener has been threatened, fined or even arrested for having the nerve to have a garden in their yard. “Are you a Victory Canner?” is my fave.

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  16. Julie Kosker on January 31, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Wow! I want to frame ALL of them!

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  17. mandie on January 31, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    I agree, some of these would make great tshirts, I’m loving them! May have to start making my own collection of posters!!

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  18. Cindy on February 1, 2012 at 1:23 am

    I wish I had enough wall space in my apartment to display those, they look awesome. I would totally buy t-shirts with these prints, are the posters copyrighted or can we make our own shirts on cafepress or something…

    Also shared the contest on facebook, thanks for the cool contest :)

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  19. Diana Holly on February 2, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    It’s a tie between “grow your own, can your own” and “dig for plenty”, but they’re all pretty amazing. I wish there was a campaign like this now to get more people to grow their own! I moved last year, and my yard is shaded in the back, so I planted my garden in side yard, very visible from the street. I got so many comments from the neighbors about how they wish they had the time or the talent, and I just keep encouraging them to try; they’ll never know until they start.

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