There are, as others are noting, just a ton of things to consider. I’ve done enough math to convince myself that my time in the garden is actually worth more per hour than my time at my former job.
comment was submitted by BillinDetroit
Lawns, a symbol of the American dream and a very real representation of America's profligate waste. Movement Victory Garden.
WWI French series of conservation posters, all designed by school children in support of the war effort: "Cultivate your kitchen gardens"
by Louisette Jaeger
I like it cute and French.
Au revoir et salut,
He ran Japan frmo October 18, 1941, to July 18, 1944, as Premier. Before that, he was the War Minister, and a professional soldier. As Prime Minister, he combined the functions of the Ministries of the Interior, Foreign Affairs, Education, Commerce and Industry, Munitions, and War, and even Chief of the Army General Staff, starting in February 1944. His irritated subordinates called him "Emperor Tojo," but not to his face, because he ruled through Kwantung Army cronies and the ferocious military police, the Kempei Tai, which could arrest a person for "thought crime."
Educational Shorts by Walt Disney
* = Created for Canada to sell their war bonds.
** = CIAA films (Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs) created to combat the German Nazy influence that was widespread in Latin American in the early 1940s.
THE THRIFTY PIG * - animation from Three Little Pigs cartoon adapted, with the Big Bad Wolf wearing a Nazi hat and armband.
THE SEVEN WISE DWARFS * - animation from Snow White adapted to show dwarfs buying war bonds.
DONALD'S DECISION * - uses animation from 1938 Donald Duck cartoons "Donald's Better Self" and "Self Control" to convince Donald to buy war bonds.
ALL TOGETHER * - uses animation from several sources, including The Band Concert (1935) and Mickey's Amateurs (1937) to show several Disney characters in a parade to sell war bonds.
THE NEW SPIRIT - Donald is encouraged to pay his income tax to help the war effort.
FOOD WILL WIN THE WAR - Stresses the importance of farmers to the war effort. Includes the Three Little Pigs leading a long line of pigs.
OUT OF THE FRYING PAN INTO THE FIRING LINE - Minnie & Pluto star in an effort to show how important it was for housewives to save kitchen fats and greases for the war effort.
THE GRAIN THAT BUILT A HEMISPHERE ** - Tells the history of corn and its importance to the world.
THE SPIRIT OF '43 - Donald Duck resists Nazi propaganda and pays his taxes to support the war effort.
WHE WINGED SCOURGE ** - The Seven Dwarfs point out ways to defeat the malaria-carrying mosquito.
DEFENSE AGAINST INVASION ** - Shows the human body's ability to fight off germs through vaccination.
CLEANLINESS BRINGS HEALTH ** - The difference between the Clean Family that is happy and healthy and the Careless Family that is unhappy and unhealthy.
WHAT IS DISEASE ** - Shows what causes disease and how to protect against disease.
PLANNING FOR GOOD EATING ** - Careless Charlie is used to teach a family about good dietary habits.
WW1 US Food Administration; WW1 Food Administration poster by Charles Livingston Bull, famous wildlife illustrator. This poster encourages those on the homefront to eat fish and save meat for the soldiers (what we now realize is a healthy diet for other reasons!)
by Charles Livingston Bull
by J. E. Sheridan
c. 1918Herbert Hoover, former head of the Belgian Relief Organization, lobbied for and won the job of administrator of the Food Administration. Hoover had made clear to President Wilson that a single, authoritative administrator should head the effort, not a board. This, he believed, would ensure an effective federal organization. He further insisted that he accept no salary. Taking no pay, he argued, would give him the moral authority he needed to ask the American people to sacrifice to support the war effort. As he later wrote in his memoirs, his job was to ask people to "Go back to simple food, simple clothes, simple pleasures. Pray hard, work hard, sleep hard and play hard. Do it all courageously and cheerfully."
Vintage WWI poster for school gardens
WWI Food Administration poster; Uncle Sam as the Pied Piper leading young children to join the School Garden Army
by Maginel Wright Enright (sister of Frank Lloyd Wright)
Issued by the U.S. School Garden Army Bureau of Education, Department of Interior
Horatio Alger type school boy showing the vegetables grown in his school garden. Rare.
c. 1918The United States School Garden Army (USSGA) was created in 1917 as a way to encourage gardening among school children. By encouraging children to garden, the U.S. government hoped that a food crisis might be averted, and that America's food system might become more locally-oriented and sustainable. The USSGA was funded by the War Deparment; food was, and still is, an issue of national security. By Armistice Day, several million children had answered the nation's call to service, enlisting as "Soldiers of the Soil."
The United States Food Administration appeals to new immigrants, urging them to do their part in food conservation for their country.
by C. E. Chambers
Original WW 1US Food administration poster: sweetly naive image of school children growing vegetables in response to Hoover's declaration that "food will win the war."
When you cut a cabbage, make two nicks crosswise on the top of the stump, and within a month or six weeks it will sprout again and give you a crop of tender greens.
Ministry of Agriculture Allotment and Garden Guide - June 1945
WWI French series of conservation posters, all designed by school children in support of the war effort: "eat less meat to save out livestock"
by Marthe Picard
The Farm and Household Cyclopædia - circa 1888
Donald is trying his best to establish a victory garden but the crows are giving him a hard time.
During World War 2 it was common for families in many countries - especially occupied ones - to grow vegetables wherever they could find a suitable strip of land. This was done in an attempt to be at least partly self-sufficient in greens. In the USA these gardens were commonly known as Victory Gardens.
The Farm and Household Cyclopædia - circa 1888
I just can’t get enough of the great Victory Garden material made over 60 years ago! This 1942 Barney Bear’s Cartoon was directed by Rudolf Ising. Barney unsuccessfully attempts to keep a mole out of his Victory Garden.
In both World Wars, Americans were encouraged to plant vegetable gardens to assist in stretching food supplies, which millions in fact did. Thus, the jokes about Victory Gardens in Jack Wabbit and the Beanstalk (Freleng, 1943, where the Giant catches Bugs using an axe to chop down a giant carrot), A Tale of Two Kitties (Clampett, 1942, in which Babbit is seen watering a Victory Garden), and Buckaroo Bugs (Clampett, 1944, where Bugs has pinched all the carrots from the Victory Garden maintained in a small San Fernando Alley town) would have registered with audiences. A Victory Garden, fueled by horse manure, is also seen in the Private Snafu short The Home Front (Tashlin, 1943).
"Our story begins when the west was young and early pioneers settle down to never more roam and make the San Fernnando Valley their home. Masked murader strikes again. There he goes. Catch him. He got away with everything. What he get? All the money from the bank. No! All the carrots from the Victory Garden! The side-wind'n-bushwacker." Bugs Bunny, Buckaroo Bugs
This was Bugs Bunny's second appearance in the Looney Tunes series. His first was a short cameo in Porky Pig's Feat, but was not a starring role, therefore making Buckaroo Bugs Bugs' first starring role in a Looney Tunes short.
A video of the Holder family in Maryland lays out a quarter acre Victory Garden during World War II. Click here to view
¼ Acre Plot
Four rows early potatoes, then
Two double rows peas early, medium, late
One row cabbage
Double row of carrots & beats ½ row of each
One double row greens spinach, mustard, turnips & chard
Tomatoes early & late, wilt resistant
Peppers ½ row
Radishes, lettuce, onions next to house
Asparagus, rhubarb beds at the side
Pole beans, three rows
Four rows of sweat corn along fence, and finally
Two rows of lima beans, complete the early garden
Now for the late Garden, after each of the early crops has harvested. A planting of another crop is to be made so as to have a succession. For convenience of illustration all early crops except for tomatoes and chard are removed from the model. Here are the later Crops.
Four rows US # 5 beans refuge beans
Two rows squash along the fence
Three rows of late potatoes
Carrots & beats ½ double row of each
Three row of turnips
A of row spinach
Kale & Collards ½ a row each complete the late garden
Here they have a garden plant that will serve the family plan this year. In succeeding years they will want to rotate crops within the plot.
|Cold-Hardy Plants for Early Spring Planting||Cold-Tender or Heat Hardy Plants for Late Spring or Early Summer Planting|
|Very hardy (plant approximately six (6) weeks prior to last killing spring frost)||Hardy (plant two to four weeks before the average last spring frost)||Not cold-hardy (plant after average last spring frost)||Requiring hot weather (plant at least one week after average last spring frost)||Medium heat- tolerant (good for summer planting; i.e. June in this area)|
Cold Hardy crops can also be planted in the late fall for a spring crop!
|bean (snap) |
New Zealand spinach
|bean (lima) eggplant |
|Beans (Lima & snap) |
New Zealand spinach