Victory Garden Competition

Cheshire West and Chester Council has launched a Victory Garden competition to mark the centenary of the end of World War I.

The competition will be open to schools, community groups, allotment associations and town and parish councils.

The competition supports the Victory Garden campaign that was set up during WWI by the Ministry of Food to encourage people to grow their own food.

Harsh rationing meant that food was scarce so a campaign was started to urge people to use any spare land to grow vegetables – this included: gardens, parks, golf clubs and even the moat at the Tower of London.

Entries must provide:

  • A photo diary of the development of the garden from construction to harvest – ideally two photographs a month
  • Story blog or project diary – detailing who was involved (including age range), success and failures, highs and lows and any challenges

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