History of Victory Gardens

How it began

The victory garden concept began as a way to address the shortage of food in Britain during the First World War, and later, the Second World War, by encouraging people to grow their own food.  As the population embraced the ‘Dig In‘ Campaign as it came to be known, activities included canning & preserving, entrepreneurship and community kitchens.  Most importantly, the Dig In Campaign supplied the much needed education materials for planting the crops to help the gardeners meet their daily nutrient value  for ensuring healthy people.

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