11-8 - War Gardens of WWI (1917-1918/9) Urgency in the cal...

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War Gardens of WWI (1917-1918/9) Urgency in the cal to participate In 1918, 5.3 million gardeners grew %520 million worth of produce 1.5 million children in the US School Garden Army cultivated 20,000 acres of previously unproductive home yards and vacant lots Relief and Subsistence Gardens (1931-35) In 1934, 2.3 million families participated on nearly 400,000 acres producing food valued over $36 million Gardens and food production evident in other federal projects as well World War II Victory Gardens (1941-1945) Community Garden Movement (1970s-) Protected: Clinton Community Garden Rebuilt: Westside Community Garden The Good and the Worrisome Overall gain in umber of gardens (1992-1998) Many different kinds of gardens, serving many different goals Public encouragement Reasons for Garden loss 2. What does it mean to sustain a community park? Interbay P-Patch Established 1974, 1992, 1997 Sited on landfill: moved twice 1 acre site, owned by Seattle Dept. of Parks and Recreation
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course BUSINESS 101 taught by Professor Kean during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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11-8 - War Gardens of WWI (1917-1918/9) Urgency in the cal...

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