The popular moniker, Victory Garden, has its roots in the world wars fought during the early part of the twentieth century.
World leaders at the time realized that encouraging citizens to grow fresh food gave substantial help to the practical matter of feeding the populace when food was strictly rationed as well as bolstering morale and patriotism.
Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States were among the countries that used slogans for the phrase “victory garden” during World I and World War II to encourage its citizens to grow fresh food for their families.
Although families growing vegetables, fruits, and herbs to save money was not a new tactic, the shared world-wide strife seemed to inspire each of these nations to concentrate its collective mind on how the hobby of gardening could sustain, or even improve, the lives of their citizens.
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