Dig For Victory - 1900's

By Adam Temple

During both world wars, Australia, UK and the US (and more) used their mighty propaganda engine to do a productive thing. Fearing food shortages from men leavings farms for war, they told people to plant a garden. 

In the US apparently this produced as much fresh fruits and vegetables as commercial production. 

The war caused both sides to turn their yards into gardens. Some beauty from ashes. 

More details on Wikipedia and Here.