Victory gardens, also war gardens, were planted on public and private land during both World War I and World War II in an effort to reduce pressure on food supply chains which were being diverted in many ways to directly support war effors. In fact, by 1944, an estimated 20 million victory gardens produced roughly 8 million tons of food—which was the equivalent of more than 40 percent of all the fresh fruits and vegetables consumed in the United States. Learn more here.
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