Saturday, 12 July 2008
"Plant Your Victory Garden" - World Food Program
Victory gardens, also called war gardens or food gardens for defense, were vegetable, fruit and herb gardens planted at private residences in the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom during World War I and World War II to reduce the pressure on the public food supply brought on by the war effort. In addition to indirectly aiding the war effort these gardens were also considered a civil "morale booster" — in that gardeners could feel empowered by their contribution of labour and rewarded by the produce grown. Making victory gardens became a part of daily life on the home front. Dig! Dig! Dig! And your muscles will grow big. Keep on pushing the spade. Don’t mind the worms. Just ignore their squirms. And when your back aches laugh with glee. And keep on diggin’ Till we give our foes a Wiggin’ Dig! Dig! Dig! to Victory" I guess it's coming back. Hoe.