Show your patriotic spirit while working in your Victory Garden. Our Victory Garden Apron is made of 100% Cotton Canvas and is one size fits most. The Gardening For Victory Apron is modeled after an original in our collection.
Victory gardens were encouraged on both sides of the pond. Here, Uncle Sam is rolling up his sleeves to help garden for victory. Government programs gave away free seeds to those interested in growing their own gardens and offered booklets and instructions on how to cultivate vegetable plants even on a tiny plot of land. Anything grown in a victory garden was exempt from rationing and did not require ration points, which made them popular.
These Gardening for Victory aprons turn up occasionally in antique shops, but it’s unknown if these aprons were originally given away, purchased, awarded in exchange for a donation of money or food, or earned through one’s gardening achievements.
WWII created a shortage of fresh fruit and vegetables due to a dramatic increase in canned goods. Canned goods were sent not just to soldiers overseas but also to our Allies where food supplies had been tainted by bombing and U-boat attacks.