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By encouraging Americans to spend time outside and eat more fresh produce, the Victory Garden Program promoted healthy habits. In addition to their physical health benefits, victory gardens helped boost morale by bringing communities together.
Studies have shown that spending time in nature can have physical, mental, and emotional health benefits, including lower blood pressure, reduced stress, and improved mood.
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Erected 2019 by Smithsonian Gardens.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Science & Medicine • War, World II.
Location. 38° 53.481′ N, 77° 1.735′ W. Marker is in The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of Constitution Avenue Northwest (U.S. 1/50) and 12th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east on Constitution Avenue Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC 20560, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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This photo was taken to encourage those who were left on the home front to participate in victory gardening, ca. 1943.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.