WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2014/2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Vegetables and Trash The advent of World War II elicited a patri- otic response from Wellesley College, which granted requests from town residents to establish Victory Gardens on a portion of the Botany Department land, by then known as "The Weston Road Laboratories." Countrywide, there were some 20 million Victory Gardens producing 40 percent of the nation's vegetables. Fred Campbell, 91, of Weston was a private in the army in those days, and remembers riding by the Weston 87 w i n t e r 2 0 1 4 / 2 0 1 5 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e With rationing, they helped to ease the national food shortage, freeing up goods for the troops." Fred Campbell / A WWII Veteran remembers the Weston Road Victory Gardens in the 1940s C O U R T E S Y O F F R E D C A M P B E L L

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