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"u. s school garden army" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

08:15 min | 6 months ago

"u. s school garden army" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"Thank you. Sponsor. Yes, Thank you. Okay. So, of course, perhaps Obviously the idea of people who are not farmers by trade growing small, edible gardens at home to supplement the food they buy from people who are farmers. That's not new. That's not a new shiny idea. Germany, for example, started a movement of gardens for the poor. In the 18 sixties, the burgeoning industrialization and urbanization without the proper like agricultural infrastructure had created this, this lack of access to good fresh food in these growing urban areas. Um, these are still around today. They're sometimes called Schreiber Garden for physician Moritz Traber, who campaigned for them also sometimes called allotment gardens. Some of the first widespread urban gardening for sustenance movements in the United States, though, happened, starting in 18 93 with the coming of the panic, which was this massive Economic depression. Lots of folks, especially in big cities were unemployed and we're hungry. Over in Detroit, then Mayor Hayes in Ping Gry. Didn't look it up. But that's a great name. Hazan Pingree started what he called a potato patch program where in the city allocated vacant land, two families for growing food. Than three years, 1700 families have covered 400 acres with food gardens. It helped that a lot of the unemployed were recent immigrants who have been farmers over in central Europe. Other cities picked up the Detroit plan to like New York City and Philly. There were also school gardens that sprung up during the progressive era. That's 80 93 1920, though. Yeah, they really got started after the turn of the 20th century, And these were these thieves, gardening programs for urban kids. And these gardens were thought to build strong world character. Keep kids out of trouble. Improved health make areas more beautiful and also Americanized immigrants. In the US when we say Victory Garden what we typically are referring to what we're thinking of our public and private gardens planted during World War one and World War two. Some historian specifically pinpoint one businessman in particular, Charles a Land trip pack. Your portly got the idea before the war, suggesting it as a way to lessen stress on American food ways. After riots broke out in New York due to food shortages, Yeah, 1916 was ah, year of crop shortages around the world. And and so a lot of a lot of folks again, especially in urban areas were hurting. Once World War One was underway. Pack organized the National War Garden Commission, though they were not officially affiliated with the U. S government and the government was not a fan of this impact believe that media messaging was the way to accomplish more widespread gardening. He allegedly came up with the idea to call these gardens Victory Gardens himself. Yeah, And that was as the war was coming to an end. They were called War Gardens or Liberty Gardens through through the end of World War one. War garden sounds so much more intense garden Garden of War, tomato of blight. That's like what it is. Ah, I'm imagining to, uh How neighbors opposing neighbors comparing their gardens to throwing some shade like what you got growing over there. Either I know is popular in some games to garden competitively, so no sure. Yeah. More garden would really up to it if we called it that So these victory gardens went up everywhere. Churches, parks, playgrounds, backyards, as the name suggests, they served not only as a way to relieve stress put on the food supply, but as a way to rev up patriotism and support for the war effort. It was a way to make people at home feel like they were doing their part. Soldiers of the soil was a popular phrase. Mm hmm. People they really got into it. Yeah, yeah. President Woodrow Wilson appointed Herbert Hoover to head the U. S. Food Administration during World War one and this position made him responsible for exporting importing, purchasing and storing food. So in 1917 just after the U. S entered World War one. Whoever helped launch the U. S School Garden Army on a national program that lauded of God in for every child and every child in a garden, um and on And this is where that soldiers of the soil thing came in that this was marketing. To youth, encouraging them to grow their munitions plants there. Oh, my God. They're gardens everywhere, producing as much ammunition or food as possible. Like garden furrows were called trenches. It was a whole thing. Um and, uh It was successful. There were 1300 school Gardens just in Los Angeles. Wow, urban and suburban communities like Got into it. Some 2.5 million kids were involved all told. Saying, And it wasn't just kids. Some three million families planted food gardens in 1917, and that number rose to over five million by 1918 there there was just a lot of propaganda. Um, uh, tear in your reserves and preserves. Uh, every kitchen, a canning factory and Back up the cannon with a canner. Uh, yeah, yeah, I got an L O l o home. Production of food was worth some $525 million, though, So all of that good, good pun writing was come coming in handy. Well, it is so funny to me that and I'm not immune to it at all. You get a good name. You turn it into like a game for kids, which trenches and get your munitions play it. It's amazing to me how effective that is. Yeah, and yeah, and and on everyone, not just Children. Just Yeah, yeah. Like, Oh, munitions plants. That's clever. Get me the tomatoes. Yeah. Yeah, I would have been in there and through strong messaging. Do the American people around consuming last while producing more rations were pretty much avoided during World War one. This whole consume. Less idea was nicknamed who've arising And was promoted by entities like the National War Garden Commission. Said commission tried to keep the spirit alive. Postwar. One pamphlet from 1919 said Prevention of widespread starvation is the peace time obligation of the United States. The war garden of 1918 must become the victory Garden of 1919. But but farm production on D economy where we're pretty good for a couple years after, and so, so home gardening like this dropped off a bit. Rights. But then World War two was a different story because America was recovering from the Great Depression. Soon after the U. S joined World War two, the U. S Agriculture secretary started espousing the benefits of Victory Gardens, although there was some federal resistance to it at first, especially early days, like, um the thought being novice gardeners would waste valuable resource is However, people were so into they remembered war one. They remembered this call to participate and the interest was just there. People really, really wanted to do their part or feel like they were doing their part and Victory Gardens were part of that. And you know, as we set the messaging was so It works so well, remembered it. So even if you have government officials being like, actually don't do that. Well, yeah, but I remember what we once had my trenches and my munitions.

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"u. s school garden army" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

07:25 min | 6 months ago

"u. s school garden army" Discussed on WTVN

"For growing food. Than three years, 1700 families have covered 400 acres with food gardens. It helped that a lot of the unemployed were recent immigrants who have been farmers over in central Europe. Other cities picked up the Detroit plan to like New York City and Philly. There were also school gardens that sprung up during the progressive era. That's 80 93 1920, though the Yeah they really got started after the turn of the 20th century, And these were these thieves gardening programs for urban kids. And these gardens were thoughts. You build strong world character. Keep kids out of trouble. Improved health make areas more beautiful and also Americanized immigrants. In the US when we say Victory Garden what we typically are referring to what we're thinking of our public and private gardens planted during World War one and World War two. Some historian specifically pinpoint one businessman in particular Charles a land trip pack. He reportedly got the idea before the war, suggesting it as a way to lessen stress on American food ways. After riots broke out in New York due to food shortages, Yeah, 1916 was ah, year of crop shortages around the world. Old and so ah, lot of a lot of folks again, especially in urban areas were hurting. Once World War One was underway Pack organized the National War Garden Commission, though they were not officially affiliated with the U. S government. The government was not a fan of this impact believe that media messaging was the way to accomplish more widespread gardening. He allegedly came up with the idea to call these gardens Victory Gardens himself. Yeah, And that was as the war was coming to an end. They were called War Gardens or Liberty Gardens through through the end of World War one. War garden sounds so much more intense garden Garden of War, tomato of light. That's like what it is. Ah, I'm imagining to, uh How neighbors opposing neighbors comparing their gardens to throwing some shade like what you got growing over there. Or either I know is popular in some games to garden competitively, so no sure. Yeah. More garden would really up to it if we called it that So these victory gardens went up everywhere. Churches, parks, playgrounds, backyards, as the name suggests, they served not only as a way to relieve stress put on the food supply, but as a way to rev up patriotism and support for the war effort. It was a way to make people at home feel like they were doing their part. Soldiers of the soil was a popular phrase. On people. They really got into it. Yeah, yeah. President Woodrow Wilson appointed Herbert Hoover to head the U. S Food Administration during World War One. And this position made him responsible for exporting importing, purchasing and storing food. So in 1917 just after the U. S entered World War one, whoever helped launch the U. S School Garden Army, a national program. Lauded. Ah garden for every child and every child in a garden on dis is where that soldiers of the soil thing came in that this was marketing to youth, encouraging them to grow their munitions plants there. Oh, my God. They're gardens everywhere, producing as much ammunition or food. As possible. Like garden furrows were called trenches. It was a whole thing. Um and, uh, it was successful. There were 1300 school gardens. Just in Los Angeles. Wow, urban and suburban communities like Got into it. Some 2.5 million kids were involved all told. Saying, And it wasn't just kids. Some three million families planted food gardens in 1917, and that number rose to over five million by 1918 there there was just a lot of propaganda. Um, uh, turn your reserves and preserves. Uh, every kitchen, a canning factory and Back up the cannon with the canner. Mm hmm. Yeah, yeah, I got an L O l o home. Production of food was worth some $525 million, though, So all of that good. Good pun writing was come coming in handy. Well, it is so funny to me that and I'm not immune to it at all. You get a good name. You turn it into like a game for kids or trenches and get your munitions play it. It's amazing to me how effective that is. Yeah, and again and on everyone, not just Children. Just Yeah, we're like, oh munitions plants. That's clever. Get me the tomatoes. Yeah, I would have been in there, uh, on through strong messaging. Do the American people around consuming last while producing more rations were pretty much avoided during World War one. This whole consume. Less idea was nicknamed who've arising and was promoted by entities like the National War Garden. Commission. Said commission tried to keep the spirit alive. Postwar. One pamphlet from 1919 said Prevention of widespread starvation is the peace time obligation of the United States. The war garden of 1918 must become the victory Garden of 1919. But but farm production on D economy where we're pretty good for a couple years after, and so, so home gardening like this dropped off a bit. Rights. But then World War two was a different story because America was recovering from the Great Depression. Soon after the U. S joined World War two U, the U. S Agriculture secretary started espousing the benefits of Victory Gardens, although there was some federal resistance to it at first, especially early days, like, um the thought being novice gardeners would waste valuable resource is However, people were so into they remembered war one. They remembered this call to participate and the interest was just there. People really, really wanted to do their part or feel like they were doing their part and Victory Gardens were part of that. And you know, as we set the messaging was so It works so well, remembered it. So even if you have government officials being like, actually don't do that. Well, yeah, but I remember what it was. I had my trenches and my munitions players, I would help out Oh, I heart radio is the number one destination for podcast Discovery. Find this show and more on the free I heart radio app. Use traffic and weather for Columbus Use radio 6 10 W.

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"u. s school garden army" Discussed on Your Brain on Facts

Your Brain on Facts

08:03 min | 1 year ago

"u. s school garden army" Discussed on Your Brain on Facts

"At the time. The gardens of the palace of Versailles that the English were emulating. A precise, pristine, tortuously manicured affair that took forty years to complete and cover eight hundred acres twice the size of the Principality of Monaco. The Industrial Revolution changed the world in a lot of ways, the least of them bringing half of the world's population into cities where people couldn't grow their own food. Large cities like London Paris and New York, and later the major cities of India and China became dirty and polluted because of the industry, inadequate housing and lack of healthy open space. Gardening as an institution shrunk so farming, aided by new machines and technology got bigger. At the turn of the nineteen hundreds food production was at an all time low in both the United States in Europe. Food prices in America's sword. People were encouraged to go meatless and weightless to ameliorate the. A few weeks before the US entered World War One the National War Garden Commission was formed to encourage people to grow their own food, so the crops of the large farms could go to the soldiers. Enter the Victory Garden. Propaganda posters encouraged civilians, too so the seeds of victory by planting their own vegetables and local organizations like women's clubs and chambers of Commerce help to spread the word. Newly minted. Carter's provided with instruction pamphlets on what to plant their area when and hell. People latched right onto the idea. Knowing, people would have food that they would then need to preserve. The government began distributing booklets on canning and drying. Even children were encouraged garden. The Federal Bureau of Education initiated the US School Garden Army Program. Encouraging the children to be soldiers of the soil. In. One, thousand, nine, hundred, nineteen, alone more than three million new gardens planted. Rising to more than five million in nineteen, eighteen, which generated an estimated one point, five million quarts of canned fruits and vegetables. And, that's just in the US. Over in Britain, they had the allotments land assigned citizens to garden on many of which family still maintain a century later. You can hear more about them in episode one. Oh, four making do. Victory Gardens became important again a generation later when we as a species had a war after the war to end all wars. Eleanor Roosevelt even planted a victory garden on the White House lawn. This time rationing became a major part of people's dinner tables. But if you grew something yourself, you could eat as much abilities. Throughout both wars, the Victory Garden campaign served assist successful means of expressing patriotism, safeguarding against shortages on the home front, and easing the burden on farmers, working to feed the troops and civilians overseas. He was also a major boost, morale and Camaraderie. Were all in it together. And I think that feeling is part of why so many people are gardening right now. If you've got a garden going whether you've been doing it for twenty years, or it's your first time trying. Even, if it's just a window box in her apartment post, a picture of it on social media and tag the show facebook and Instagram your brain on facts and twitter at brain facts pot. And people who have been posting pictures of themselves with their copy of the your brain on facts, book I love each and every one of them. Please keep it up and if you have a minute to spare, we could do with a couple of reviews over on Amazon or good reads, it is the basis for most people's purchasing decisions these days. And be sure to tell me what your favorite fact was when you're done reading the book. And don't think I've forgotten about my fabulous quarters at Patriotair. Dot Com slash your brain on facts. In this past month. We have been joined by Paul. Small. And Charles and also seen Eden End Jennifer increase their pledges, all of which are hugely appreciated and remember that for the duration of the covid crisis. All membership levels are receiving all rewards. From. Kids books to that Super Bowl ad a few years back. If you ask someone to picture a farmer, it's the same archetype every time middle aged man plaid shirt, slightly leathery skin. If you ask them to picture a gardener. It'll be a matronly woman with a warm satisfied smile. Both these archetypes will undoubtedly be white. This isn't a narrow margin of demographic disparity. Ninety eight percent of rural land is owned by white farmers. Black farmers are one week four percent of the US farmer population, but one hundred years ago, it was more than ten times that. Ownership of land by black farmers has dropped from over forty one million acres to just over four. And this depletion didn't just happen out of the blue. The Atlantic slave trade stole not only the lives and labor of people, but also their agricultural knowledge. South Carolina became a thing. Thanks to their rice plantations. Fields couldn't be worked by machines. Thanks to the expertise of the people traffic there from the Senegambia region of West Africa. They also applied their knowledgeable hands to Okra. Millet Cowpeas and sorghum, many of which they brought with them. Have you ever wondered how the enslaved people brought seeds from Africa under those circumstances. It's not like they had an opportunity to pack. Well in way they did. Some women knowing that their families could be taken soon would breed seeds into their hair to ensure that have them with them to support their families and keep their traditions alive. Even after the post emancipation promise of forty acres, and a mule crumbled under the weight of President Andrew Johnson's stunningly blatant racism, black farmers were relegated to share cropping a system that made the white landowner richer while driving the black tenants farther into inescapable debt. A lot like the payday lending system. We have now accept food. It would take until the early nineteen hundreds for black farmers to be able to buy land of their own, usually in small parcels, a few acres at a time. These limitations didn't limit the intellectual curiosity of the farmers who pioneered methods that are still in use today. Remember hearing about George Washington carver elementary school, the man who figured out a hundred different things to do with peanuts, none of which were grind them up and pair them with Jelly. He sought ways to use peanuts to make them more financially worthwhile crumb, so he could convince gardeners and farmers to plant peanuts as part of crop rotation. Peanuts and other legumes put nitrogen back into the soil after it's been taken out by Mona crops like corn, cotton, and tobacco, thus improving the soil. CARVER also developed a system for spreading his research directly to the community through workshops and demonstrations, a system that would later become the US Department of Agriculture Extension Program ever read a gardening book or Google Gardening Question, and it tells you to call your local extension agent. that. All started with George Washington carver. Black farm ownership peaked in the nineteen twenties. Unfortunately that coincides with the rise of the second incarnation of the ku-klux-klan. They couldn't have black families able to support themselves. That just wouldn't do. They drove plant people off their land through terror or stolen through legal chicanery. During the twentieth century, the price of open land rose dramatically moving self sufficiency.

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