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 in the Home Front efforts of World War I and World War II, the concept of Victory Gardening can be applied today. Loretta Craig will present a history of Victory Gardens, including why they were so important during the world wars, and why gardeners will find them beneficial today.

Loretta Craig and her husband live 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 found the idea of it being one’s patriotic duty to grow food 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 Franklin County Historical Society program is free and open to the public! Please call (785) 242-1250 for more information.

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