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1917 – A Million Gardens – How the ‘National Emergency Food Garden Commission’ Will Help the Nation’s Food Supply

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Charles Lathrop Pack, of Medical Board. President, National War Garden Commission. Photo taken in 1917 by Harris and Ewing.

Massive national publicity campaign! “The man, woman or child who allows any soil fertility or available labor to go to waste this year deserves the opprobrium that goes to the military slacker.”

By the International Syndicate
The Ogden Standard
June 30, 1917
(Must read. Mike)

President Wilson said in one of his war messages: “Let me suggest that every one who creates or cultivates a garden helps, and greatly, to solve the problem of the feeding of the nations.”

While the Federal Departments, especially the Department of Agriculture, are sending their valuable scientific lore and advice broadcast in the interest of more intensive food cultivation as a war emergency measure, a now national association, with headquarters in Washington is also at work.

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January 3, 2013   Comments Off

California’s First Ever Public Fruit Park in the County of Los Angeles

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An L.A. County public park is now home to a community orchard located at 12601 South Isis Avenue in the unincorporated community north of El Segundo. Photo by The Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

Grand Opening On Saturday, January 5, 2013 At Del Aire Park

Press Release
Dec 26, 2012

The trees were planted with the support of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Civic Art Program and the guidance of Fallen Fruit, an artists’ collaborative founded by David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young, whose mission is to unite communities through the creation of sustainable public art projects. Del Aire residents planted 27 fruit trees, eight grape vines, more than 60 trees were given away to neighbors. Once the trees bear fruit, all park visitors will be encouraged to pick from the new edible landscape at harvest time. Within three years, the trees are expected to be completely sustainable and drought tolerant.

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January 3, 2013   2 Comments