Berks History Center invites you to cultivate local food security by learning about the history of victory gardens and growing your own gardens at home, wherever possible. 

Thanks to The Friends of Reading Hospital for sponsoring the Berks History for Victory project.

Let’s help each other grow! Join the Berks Victory Gardeners Facebook group!


These are extraordinary times and your experience is important! We are now witnessing a unique historical moment as our community responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Berks History Center wants to preserve your story.

Funding has been provided by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.