Victory Gardens: Americans Pandemic Gardens & Tips on Creating Your Own
Date and Time
Thursday Jul 30, 2020 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Thursday, July 30, 2020
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Victory gardens or war gardens were popular during WWI and WWII. They were promoted by the government to help provide fresh produce to individuals at home and help supplement food rationing. It also provided opportunities for families to ?do their part? for the war effort. During 1943, the USDA estimated that over 20 million gardens were planted in the United States.
Today, people garden for many reasons. It can be a great stress relief, a wonderful place for an outdoor classroom, provide fresh food, and is just fun. The Victory2020 Garden Program through the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Office in Orlando will provide the same great information on how you can start your own. Tia Silvasy with the University of Florida Extension Service will share tips on starting your own and other resources available to help grow edibles to supplement your groceries and relieve a little stress.