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Source: Seedsheet

New Startup 'Seedsheet' Offers The Victory Garden Of The Future

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Faced with a food shortage during World War II, Americans installed gardens in their backyards to produce their own food. Called “Victory Gardens,” the trend took off—and by 1944, Victory Gardens produced an amazing 40 percent of all vegetables in the United States in more than 20 million backyards, window boxes, school grounds, and rooftops. 

Almost 70 years later, the United Nations came out with a report stating small-scale, organic farms are the only way to feed the swelling population on this planet. And today, a GardenResearch gardening industry survey claims 1 in 3 American households grow something of their own at home—whether kitchen herbs or backyard tomatoes. As Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) reports, sales related to growing your own food has jumped by $1 in the last five years.