16 July 2008
Doodle - Garden
Doodlechris seems to have lost his head over gardening. In this day and age of news reports of salmonella poisoning, unknown locations as sources of food, and the high cost of produce because of transportation, growing your own is probably as good an idea as it was 60 years ago.
Victory gardens, also called war gardens or food gardens for defense, were vegetable, fruit and herb gardens planted at private residences in the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom during World War I and World War II to reduce the pressure on the public food supply brought on by the war effort. In addition to indirectly aiding the war effort these gardens were also considered a civil "morale booster" — in that gardeners could feel empowered by their contribution of labour and rewarded by the produce grown. Making victory gardens became a part of daily life on the home front.