Historical Program: World War II Victory Gardens

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The Lowell Sun. Posted: 10/13/2014 11:57:28 AM EDT

FT. DEVENS — What was it like to feed a household of hungry people during World War II? What could a citizen do at home to keep a family healthy and help the war effort?

These questions are the focus of the Saturday, Oct. 18, program at Fort Devens Museum, titled “Victory Gardens: How a Nation of Vegetable Gardeners Helped to Win the War.”  The presentation, which starts at 1 p.m., shifts away from battle scenes in war to those back home.  The guest speaker will be Botanist Judith Sumner and her program will focus on victory gardens in the United States and England during WWII, with attention to “ration book cookery with its strong emphasis on vegetables and then a bit about the wider role of plants in fighting the war.”

The Fort Devens Museum is located on the 3rd floor at 94 Jackson Road. For information, call 978-772-1286.  This program is free and open to the public but donations are encouraged.

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