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1918 School Garden Army

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By Hank Will and Editor-In-Chief | May 17, 2013

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<span>In the name of growing more food
during World War I, the Bureau of Education of the </span>U.S.<span>&rsquo;s
Department of the Interior created the School Garden Army as a means to recruit
school children and school grounds to grow food for their communities.</span>&nbsp;<a href=”http://www.grit.com/departments/schools-add-outdoor-classes.aspx” title=”Read about a policy” target=”_self”>Read about a policy</a> that adds outdoor activities and experiences to children’s lives.&nbsp;</p>
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<a href=”http://www.grit.com/biographies/oscar-h-will” target=_self>Hank Will</a>
<em> raises hair sheep, heritage cattle and many varieties of open-pollinated corn with his wife, Karen, on their rural Osage County, Kansas farm. His home life is a perfect complement to his professional life as editor in chief at GRIT and Capper’s Farmer magazines. Connect with him on </em>
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