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Victory Garden winner, 1944

Posted on July 22, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

Mrs. Clyde Allen, Elkchester Pike, stood in her garden, in July, 1944. Allen was chosen by the Fayette Garden Council as the leading farm gardener in the Victory Garden contest of the 1944 growing season in Fayette County. Her three-quarter acre garden contained around 25 different vegetables. A Victory Garden winner was also chosen from among community gardeners and F.C. Clardy of Cochran Road was designated as being the best among approximately 500 plots of co-operative group gardens in Lexington and Fayette County. Victory Gardens were popular during World War I and II as a way to encourage home and community vegetable gardening to help reduce pressure on the public food supply. Heard-Leader Archive Photo

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