Sow the Seeds of Victory: Victory Gardening in WWI and WWII

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Join us on Saturdays at 10am CST, as we journey through the important history of Victory Gardens in WWI and WWII. 

Victory Gardens were a campaign by the National War Garden Commission to encourage American citizens everywhere to grow their own vegetables.  Victory Gardens had a huge impact not only on the food supply during WWI, but also impacted the suffrage movement, and passing of the 19th Amendment.  These gardens were a gateway for women to prove their importance in the war effort.  Women were once again asked to sow the seeds of Victory in WWII, and by 1943 over 40% of the vegetables consumed in the United States would be grown in Victory Gardens.  We will meet at the garden behind the York Home, where the vegetables are all heirloom crops that were available during the 1930s and 1940s.  Will you help sow the seeds of victory, and join us on Saturdays at 10:00 AM CST?