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2010-09-27 17:39:54

Not since victory gardens helped World War II era Americans on the home front survive food shortages have urban gardens been as necessary and popular as they are today. With more food production in cities, the safety of the produce grown there becomes increasingly important. As city dwellers across the country are harvesting fruits and vegetables for family consumption and planning ahead for the next planting season, geochemist Gabriel Filippelli, Ph.D., professor of earth sciences at the...

2009-01-27 09:06:00

FREDERICK, Md., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- "Today, as growing economic strain collides with growing concern for the environment, a modern-day victory garden movement is emerging," reports Jack Olive, Master Gardener and founder of leading garden retailer MasterGardening.com. During both world wars, the American government promoted "victory gardens" to ease the pressure of public food supply. Consequently, citizens who grew their own vegetables, fruits and herbs became more self-sufficient and...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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