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James Bassett in The Daily Bruin: The Quad: Victory gardens can be a way to grow food, sense of purpose during quarantine

James Bassett, a lecturer from UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, said that victory gardens, often known as “liberty gardens,” were an effort to encourage Americans to grow their own vegetables to aid the nation’s food supply throughout WWI and WWII.  “(Victory gardens) empowered people to take charge of their food supply instead of being entirely dependent on a food system that was beyond their control,” Bassett said.