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"For Country, for Community!"

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 9, 2021
1. "For Country, for Community!" Marker
Inscription.  
Community
The Victory Garden Program brought many different groups together to support a single cause. Corporations, private foundations, magazine publishers, and seed companies all contributed to the success of the project. These organizations collaborated with groups such as 4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Future Farmers of America, The Garden Club of America, and others to create communities of gardeners, canners, and seed savers.

What causes are you passionate about?
 
Erected 2019 by Smithsonian Gardens.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & CommerceWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the 4-H Youth Program 🍀 series list.
 
Location. 38° 53.481′ N, 77° 1.714′ W. Marker is in The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Constitution Avenue Northwest (U.S. 1/50

"For Country, for Community!" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 9, 2021
2. "For Country, for Community!" Marker
) and 12th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC 20004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. We Need You! (a few steps from this marker); "Of Course I Can!" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Better Food, Better Health and Better Cities" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Garden for Victory!" (within shouting distance of this marker); Developing Sustainable Practices (within shouting distance of this marker); Sneezewood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Healing (about 300 feet away); Crape myrtle (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
More about this marker.
[Caption:]
Girl Scouts plant a victory garden in San Francisco, ca. 1945.
 
 
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 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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