SeaTac in King County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
The Victory Garden
This Victory Garden or Food Garden for Defense was planted in 2019 in commemoration of the over 20 million victory gardens planted across the U.S. during World War II. The orchard in the Neighborhood Heritage Garden is over 50 years old and was part of the efforts by families to grow fresh fruit besides the vegetables most commonly planted in Victory Gardens — carrots, beans, beets, cabbage, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, peas, tomatoes, turnips, squash and Swiss Chard.
Victory Gardens were planted during WWI and WWII to boost morale, express patriotism, and safe-guard against food shortages.
Victory Gardens supplemented the food that was rationed during WWII and encouraged nutritious diets of fresh fruits and vegetables. (A reproduction of an actual ration book and stamps is to the right.)
Food from this Victory Garden is shared with local food banks.
Erected by the West Seattle Garden Tour, Nanette Mead Trust, and Parkside Garden Club.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry Parks & Recreational Areas • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 2019.
Location. 47° 28.744′ N, 122° 18.197′ W. Marker is in SeaTac, Washington, in King County. Marker is in the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden, adjacent to the SeaTac Community Center in North SeaTac Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13735 24th Avenue South, Seattle WA 98168, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elda Behm's Paradise Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Celebration Rose Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); National Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Seike Japanese Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Barney Clark Memorial Court (approx. 1.6 miles away); Foster Landing at Foster Homestead (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Freedom Shrine (approx. 1.7 miles away); Joseph Foster Tree (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in SeaTac.
Also see . . .
1. Victory Garden. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on September 29, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Gardening for the Common Good - Victory Gardens . Smithsonian Libraries website entry (Submitted on August 3, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden. Garden website homepage (Submitted on August 3, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.