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Victory Gardens

In 1941, the United States entered the Second World War. In order to conserve or save the things needed to support the war effort, people were asked to grow Victory Gardens. These homegrown gardens helped feed families with fruits and vegetables, so that bigger farms could send their food to the soldiers fighting the war.

The residents of San Francisco, just like others across the nation, grew their Victory Gardens with patriotism and pride. 250 Victory Gardens were planted in Golden Gate Park, and the lawn in front of City Hall was torn up to plant a Victory Garden too! In 2008, another Victory Garden was planted in front of City Hall to remind people that gardening at home is a great way to get healthy food that is locally grown.