Edward Penfield, Join The United States School Garden Army
Small size print is perfect for apartments, bookshelf, and other smaller spaces. Also great for a home gallery wall.
Framed in wood with lightweight plexiglass. Arrives ready to hang.
Original lithograph poster made in 1918, American Lithographic Co.
"A garden for every child, every child in a garden."
-----The motto of the United States School Garden Army
At the advent of World War I, the Bureau of Education within the Department of the Interior, with funding from the War Department, created the United States School Garden Army (USSGA) to boost the concept as well as morale. This was the one of the first attempts by the BOE to establish a curriculum nationally. It was also an attempt to help in the war effort by having the schools help grow food. To support this program a series of documents were written and distributed. Among these were at least 15 USSGA Manuals and Guides, and 17 School Home-Garden Circulars. The target audience was urban and suburban boys and girls, ages 9 through 15, and their teachers. The subjects covered growing vegetables from seed, growing flowers, building hotbeds and coldframes, organic matter and soil health, regional guides and others. As well as primary sources of gardening information from 1919, these guides are still applicable to the teachers, parents and young gardeners of today.
For more about the Children's Gardens go here: https://ucanr.edu/sites/thevictorygrower/files/101531.pdf
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