Saturday, April 13: The Victory Garden Movement

WWI and WWI posters promoting Victory Gardens

The Victory Garden Movement 
Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m. 
Neosho County Community College, 900 E Logan, Ottawa, KS 
Free Event


“Victory Gardens” were home and community gardens used to grow fruits and vegetables at a time when food, fuel, transportation, and labor were in short supply. Though these gardens have their roots (roots! Get it?!) in the Home Front efforts of World War I and World War II, the concept of Victory Gardening is just as empowering today. Loretta Craig will present a history of Victory Gardens, including why they were so important during the world wars, and why the they’re a great idea today.

Loretta Craig and her husband are living on a small homestead,  Prairie Garden Farm, outside of Kansas City with 6 cattle, 20 chickens, two dogs, a barn cat and a large Victory Garden.  Both she and her husband were in the military and the idea that it was your patriotic duty to grow food was intriguing.  Loretta now gardens and  is pursuing a certification as a Functional Medicine Health Coach to continuing spreading the message that soil health determines human health.  

This program is free and open to the public! Please call (785) 242-1250 if you have any questions.

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