The safety of our food supply is a hot topic of conversation today. It was even more so during WW I.
Many of our farmers were sent overseas to fight the war. Most of the farmers in Europe were fighting the war. The United States faced severe rationing and Europe faced starvation. The farmers in the United States could not increase production, so it fell on the rest of the population to do so.
Charles Lathrop Pack and others formed the National War Garden Commission to supply the United States and Europe with food. This was done with “war gardens,” later known as Victory Gardens in WW II. I always thought it was people with little gardens in our backyard. The effort was colossal. By the end of the war, the war gardens were producing more food than the farmers had before the world.
Today, we are facing a worldwide food shortage. Maybe it is only a shortage of non-GMO foods. Maybe the water supply will not be enough to produce food. Maybe we will have an economic disaster and we will face severe rationing. When the time comes, people who read this book will know that to do.
Note: This book does not contain any gardening methods.