A Look Back

By Phyllis Odessey

As we gear up for the new season in The Learning Garden.  I thought it might be fun to look back and see what was going on in school gardening in New York City during the forties and fifties.

Children in New York City work in their school’s
World War II victory garden.
Source:  Library of Congress
Fannie Griscom Parsons started the Children’s Farm School in Manhattam.
May 1943, New York, New York
Children of New York City Children’s Aid Society
work on a victory garden at the West Side Center
from Sprouts in the Sidewalk
Our garden is a victory gardenwhen we can give kids the opportunity to grow and harvest food.
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