Bringing peace through backyard gardens, 1919

Victory Gardens feed the hungry


AfterWorld War I, Americans were called upon by the government to supply food to war-ravaged areas of Europe. During the war, War Gardens had struck a patriotic chord as Americans began producing food in their backyards to help save some of the wheat, meat, and other foods that were needed by the army. The call to garden continued after the war when food was needed to help Europeans rebuild. Charles Lathrop Pack, President of the National War Garden Commission, produced this booklet to urge Americans to keep gardening and to support the peace process.


Related Topics: World Wars and Conflicts
World War I, at home and in the trenches
Creator: Pack, Charles Lathrop
Pub Data: Washington, D.C.: National War Garden Commission, 1919. (Pamphlet 54-1136)
Citation: Pack, Charles Lathrop. "Victory Gardens feed the hungry." Washington, D.C.: National War Garden Commission, 1919. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1031; Visited on: 8/20/2014
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