Victory Garden


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Victory Garden

During World War II, city residents planted a "Victory Garden" where they grew vegetables on the Mall. These gardens sprang up in urban areas across the United States during both World War I and World War II. The government encouraged the practice, citing the threat of food shortages and rising food prices. Planting a garden became a way to show patriotism and support of the troops.

Image courtesy of Cleveland State University Library Special Collections


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