A high school biology class organizes a war garden competition, 1917

Linden War Gardens

Gardening for self-sufficiency and for patriotism was a cause promoted through War Garden projects during World War I. Conceived as a way to increase the supply of food without the use of land already cultivated and the labor of those needed for other wartime occupations, war gardens allowed the average citizen to get involved in the nation's war effort. This flyer, distributed by the freshman biology class at Linden High School, organized school children into gardening teams who could win prizes based on the success of their garden.

Related Topics: World Wars and Conflicts
World War I, at home and in the trenches
Creator: Linden High School
Pub Data: Linden, Wis.: Linden High School, 1917. (Pamphlet 96-1267 superoversize)
Citation: "Linden War Gardens." Linden High School. (Linden, Wis.: Linden High School, 1917); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1078; Visited on: 5/8/2021