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A Look at the History of Providing Food in Our Own Gardens

Posted on June 16 2015

[caption id="attachment_3666" align="alignnone" width="455"]8609eb9dcc42e5455bb43f8192c90aaf Victory Gardens, also called War Gardens or Food Gardens for Defense, were vegetable, fruit, and herb gardens planted at private residences and public parks in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Germany during World War I and World War II.[/caption]  0e73068866d00c5b47319da285b7978c 8c53121c41df356401c084c2149ab488 483c56bfb77c36a361b88a7fa6dd2ca9 f49aac3cbff76fb33f1bd0f7b9e8056b 60a7c8402366fa2a6f77034b94f7df28 1988c6fc3eea558bad1b92fc31ee784a ddf40d2722949665904c5076ab75f379 66a33ee7fed2c62da09dc2721313a471 Above is a collection of propaganda posters released during World War times. These vintage posters are a good reminder that food is a precious commodity. Illustrating the importance of providing food for ourselves and others, maintaining a healthy diet, and preparing for the future. Looking at the history of food, leads to the comparison of our present food conditions. Although it's plentiful in most areas in America, our foods are genetically modified and have pesticides or hormones. I can only think if everyone with any small blot of land started growing their own fruit and/or vegetable gardens maybe the food industry wouldn't have to go to such extremes to provide for the masses. Learning how to grow food is a good lifeskill and could come in handy. There's great satisfaction in the fruits of labor and it tastes pretty good too.

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