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Victory garden, 1946

Posted on May 22, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Mrs. James Darnaby, left, and Janet Wood were among more than 100 city gardeners who flocked to the Chinoe Garden Club’s eight-acre tract on April 3, 1946, taking advantage of summer-like weather to plant early vegetables. These community gardens were known as Victory Gardens during World War I and World War II and were meant to reduce pressure on the public food supply and create a civil “morale booster.” Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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