What are “Victory Gardens” and who are they for? (WORLD WAR II)?

Question by Princess: What are “Victory Gardens” and who are they for? (WORLD WAR II)?
Can you try to answer this question with all the 5 W’S Please. Or at lest direct me to a very helpful website. I apreciate it Thanks. :)

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Answer by Elizabeth
A Victory Garden is a kit chen (food not flowers) garden planted, during wartime, to relieve food shortages and and as a morale booster.
Citizens felt they were doing something tangible to help win the war.
Victory Gardens were common and encouraged by the governments in Britain, USA , Canada, Australia, New Zealand and in also Germany.
Victory Gardens were not just established in back gardens. During WW2 Victory gardens were dug in squares, vacant allotments and public parks across the various countries.
By 1945, 1.5 million allotments were being cultivated in the UK, supplying 10 per cent of food needs.
In 1943, there were about 300,000 Victory Gardens in the USAwhich increased year by year.

All across America people are returning to growing Victory Gardens, a practice that started during World War I, then continued during World War II and is once again returning. In
1943 First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt revived the planting of vegetables on White House grounds, a practice that began with our early presidents, and is once again being renewed by the Obama family while in the White House.

See below for some excellent websites.

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  • Rubym says:

    Victory gardens were in a lot of yards in America, or sometimes just in flower boxes, etc. so people could grow things like tomatoes, or potatoes, lettuce, etc. so the things grown on farms could go overseas to the soldiers. They were for individual families or neighborhood groups who worked together to have fresh fruits and vegetables during the war.

    They apparently started in the US in the spring of 1942 and lasted until at least 1945, some may have continued the practice later on. Some people weren’t able to take care of their own so neighbors shared with each other. Kids took care of their parents’ gardens or they even had gardens at schools from what I understand, but since most of the summer the kids were on vacation, I don’t know. I was born about 6 years after the war ended so I don’t know anything first hand. And I don’t know about websites, but google “Victory Garden” or “Homefront in World War II” or something like that.

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