History of Victory Gardens
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.
Join the Victory2020 Garden Movement!
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 Columbia County will provide the same great information we normally provide, but through a more digital platform to individuals who may be staying home during this unprecedented time. The program encourages you to try a garden or add to an existing one. We want you to share your gardens and experiences with us on social media as we share information such as how to properly transplant veggies, composting, planting ideas and garden design through blogs, videos, online classes, and facebook live. We will share our successes and failures right along with you as we garden from home. Follow our facebook page @columbiaextension so you don’t miss anything! You can also send pictures and questions directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to Join Us? Registration is Open!
Register at https://bit.ly/V2020G.com. We will then sign you up for the facebook group, send you the information on the book club, class information, and youth information if you have kids. We can’t wait to garden with everyone!