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Kids in the Victory Garden

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This past weekend we hosted our first two victory garden events with kids!  On Friday, the 5th graders from Schneckenburger Elementary School in Kenner participated in our first Victory Garden Field Trip.  They learned about Victory Gardens and how kids contributed to the war effort on the home front by working together as a community and everyone pitching in.  They then toured the home front galleries to learn of more examples of people working together on the home front.  Then we went out to the Victory Garden to see our growing garden.  They planted fava beans in our school plot.  They were garden experts as they have their own victory garden at school they’ve been growing for the past three seasons, but were very enthusiastic to learn about the history of victory gardens and what kids their age did during wartime.

On Saturday we hosted our first Victory Garden Family Workshop.  Attendees toured the garden, made propaganda posters encouraging others to grow gardens, planted seeds in the garden and then to take home, and made mini-scarecrows out of felt.  It was a beautiful day and we all had a lot of fun learning in the garden!  Below are some pictures.  Hope to see you out there soon!


Posted by Lauren Handley, Education Programs Coordinator, The National WWII Museum.

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