It was a pleasure and a delight to talk with Jennifer Steinhauer of the New York Times about Victory Gardens, how we remember them, and how those memories might be mistaken. The piece was part of a larger -- fantastic! -- series entitled Beyond the World War II We Know, which I would recommend to anyone.
Why is there such an urge to garden during this pandemic -- and why are people calling it victory gardening?
In this excellent piece I try to provide a small part of the answer.
It was an honor and a pleasure to talk with (Pulitzer-Prize-winning!) journalist Usha Lee McFarling. In all seriousness, this is the most exciting encapsulation of my work I've yet read. It was also thrilling to hear from other experts at the Huntington Library weighing in on the topic. Someday I hope to visit their tremendous archives in person and learn even more!