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1935 by Beate Hahn – ‘Hooray, We Sow and Harvest!’

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Published in Germany – A Garden Book For Children

By Beate Hahn (Horticulturist)
(The author is the mother of famous landscape architect Cornelia Oberlander)
1935 Wilh, Gottl, Korn Verlag, Breslau, Printed in Germany, 110 pages
(This translation was kindly done by Evelyne Teichert.)

Introduction

Today is yet another grim, cold day in November. Outside the wind is blowing through the streets, urging snowflakes along high up into the air. It roars around the street corner, and anyone who meets it will be blown down. This is quite ugly weather, and everyone is happy when they can once again sit in their warm home.

Here in our home a bright wood fire is crackling in the fireplace. When all the big and the small people have completed their daily tasks, we assemble around the red sheen of the fire, because father tells us stories. Mother says that this way she’ll never be able to mend all the torn children’s clothes, but everyone else thinks it is marvelous. If Peter and Lore move over just a bit, then you too will be able to join us on the bench by the fire and listen in. We also have a baked apple for you. you can hear them already crackling in the oven. Lisel, the oldest among us, gets up from time to time to tend to them.

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New Zealand: Wellington community garden hit by flooding overnight

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“We’ve lost one and a half metres of embankment on both sides of the stream, a bridge, some planting, five big cabbage trees and a lot of chickens”, he said.

By Emma Jolliff
News Hub
06/04/2017

Excerpt:

“This stream is running a metre higher than it normally does. Last night in the flood it was one and a half metres above this.

“We were out here when they evacuated everyone. Police came down in force, council came down … they took everyone down to the school, there was lots of support.”

The community garden has around 300 gardeners, and also provides 35 emergency housing places.

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At Seattle Children’s Theatre, ‘Seedfolks’ a flourishing tale of a community garden

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Seedfolks. Children’s book published in 2004 by Paul Fleischman (Author), Judy Pedersen (Illustrator).

First up is that shyly determined Vietnamese child who digs into cold, packed dirt to plant beans in honor of her late father.

By Misha Berson
Seattle Times
Mar 27, 2017

Excerpt:

It starts with a 9-year-old girl and a handful of lima beans. It ends with a formerly trash-filled vacant lot in a poor Cleveland neighborhood that’s been transformed into more than a garden.

Paul Fleischman’s popular book “Seedfolks” is a thoughtful volume for young readers. It is about transformation — a common ingredient in so many green myths and fables. So is the charming one-woman stage adaptation created by the Children’s Theatre of Minneapolis.

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