Mini Victory Gardens: Growing Vegetables in Containers

There are many appealing reasons to grow your own vegetables at home. They’re fresh and flavorful, you’ll save money on your grocery bill and avoid trips to the store, and it can be very rewarding.. But if you live in an apartment or don’t have a large yard, you might feel like growing your own…

Growing a Victory Garden

During World War I, Americans were called to help the war effort at home by growing their own vegetables in “Victory Gardens” that aimed to reduce pressure on the public food supply. And they answered that call, not once but twice. By World War II,  more than 20 million Victory Gardens were supplying Americans with…

The Garden and the Great War

Observed each year on November 11, Veterans Day commemorates the service and sacrifice of United States military veterans. Like Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, the holiday originated in observance of the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. Although far away from the battlefields of Europe, the Missouri Botanical Garden was not immune…