Saving the Garden Crop

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United States. Department of Agriculture; United States. Office of Information. Motion Picture Service; Wilding Picture Productions : produced by
Shows methods of winter storage for produce grown in wartime Victory gardens. Provides demonstrations of how to achieve necessary temperature and moisture conditions for storing various vegetables by using attic space, construction of a storage room in the cellar, sunken barrels and insulated earthen mounds. "In the opening scene we find Mother and Father, Judy and Jimmy deep in the study of seed catalogs, preparatory to planting their victory garden. The picture passes quickly to the happy harvest time when Mother wonders what they will do with all the surplus vegetables. Father decides to store them. The film then demonstrates the best method of storing onions, beans, peas, apples, beets, carrots, salsify, squash, pumpkins, potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips, parsnips, and cabbage" (Motion Pictures of the United States Department of Agriculture, 1945, 47). As this family exemplifies the industrious spirit of Victory gardening, narration states "in pantry and store room, in pit and mound, they have tangible proof of their husbandry."
Jack Tilles: directed by; Walter K. Scott: directed by; Victor R. Boswell: subject matter; James H. Beattie: subject matter
IUL Moving Image Archive
IUL Moving Image Archive
Physical Description
1 film reel (12 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm 

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