1918 School Garden Army

| 5/17/2013 3:55:00 PM

In the name of growing more food during World War I, the Bureau of Education of the U.S.’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. Read about a policy that adds outdoor activities and experiences to children's lives. 


 School Garden Army 

Hank Will 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 .

Erik Larson
5/26/2013 11:06:01 AM

The link in the paragraph has nothing to do with any policy created around WWI. It links to another short article on the Grit site. Why was this page created? It's useless.

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