Any garden can be a victory garden

Victory gardens surfaced during World War I and World War II as a means to reduce pressure on the public food supply.

Motivated by a U.S. government campaign, private residences across the country planted fruits, herbs and vegetables.

Media reports suggest the trend is making a comeback. For two Federal Way residents, the victory comes at the end of each growing season.

In their community near Redondo, neighbors Evelyn Mulvey and Shirley Smith share a mutual passion for gardening.

Mulvey's property is too small for a garden, so she walks across the street to Smith's property to nurture her green thumb. The two neighbors grow peas, beets, cabbage, lettuce, rhubarb and arugula. The neighbors also do canning, freezing and drying with their harvests.

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