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1934 ‘How’s Crops?’ renamed ‘Brownie’s Victory Garden’ in WW2

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Theatrical Short, Van Beuren Studios
Distributed by: RKO Radio Pictures
Cartoon Characters: Cubby Bear (Brownie Bear), Cubby’s Girlfriend, Opossum, Worm.
Directed By George Stallings.
Originally Released in 1934.

[Mike’s note: This is a 1934 cartoon released and renamed in the 1940’s to help with the war effort. ‘Victory Garden’ was not a term used in 1934. Cubby was the original star. She was renamed Brownie.]

Cubby rises and shines with the dawn, and, reading a headline, learns that a “mysterious menace” is attacking farms and destroying crops. He uses his ingenuity to uncover the mystery. Cubby and his girlfriend go underground and create a crop of synthetic vegetables in their underground cave-factory, then force them upward through the soil.

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Ghana: Consider urban agriculture in national policy development

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She called for the institutionalisation and integration of urban agriculture into the country’s economic development agenda.

By Joyce Danso
Ghana News Agency
Accra, March 29

Excerpt:

The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana on Wednesday implored government to include Urban Agriculture (gardening) in its policy of “Planting for Food and Jobs” to curb unemployment among the youth.

Mrs Victoria Adongo, Programmes Coordinator of the Association also appealed to government to encourage backyard gardening which boosted food production when the “Operation feed yourself” was introduced some year ago.

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April 7, 2017   Comments Off on Ghana: Consider urban agriculture in national policy development