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A century later, victory gardens connect Americans again

 

Last updated 4/21/2020 at 10:54am

KRISTIN M. HALL

Associated Press

During World War I, posters proclaiming "Food will win the war" encouraged Americans to grow victory gardens. A century later, home gardeners are returning to that idea in the fight against a global pandemic.

Backyard gardeners are coming together, mostly virtually, to learn and share stories on how to grow vegetables, fruits and flowers as the novel coronavirus raises fears about disruptions in food supplies and the cost of food in a down economy.

Creating a victory garden now can be, as it was during World Wars I and II, a shared experience during hardship...



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