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The Garden pitches in for the war effort.

Victory Garden Harvest Show in 1942.Ceremony in front of Tower Grove House.

The Garden pitches in for the war effort publishing an article entitled, “Plants to Meet the War Emergency.” Thirty-eight beds in the Economic Garden are dedicated to displaying proper growing methods for citizens to grow their own “Victory Gardens.” The Garden would support the U.S. Armed Forces in many different ways during the course of the war. From facilitating knowledge of plants in various geographic locations across the globe to research on rubber production to providing knowledge and resources on quinine, a plant extract used to treat malarial symptoms.


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