Horticulture Meets Citizenship at Soldier Garden

Horticulture Meets Citizenship at Soldier Garden


I’m here today to learn about the garden at the Fort Museum in Fort Dodge. There’s three young ladies that have been taking on this project as 4-Hers to take care of the garden, to plant it under the guidance of Master Gardeners that did help them with the design, which plants to use and so on but the girls did most of the work. And then explained to me as and to other visitors about the plants that are here, why they were grown the way they are, and they’ve been learning about horticulture and farming practices as well as their citizenship project which helping the community. It’s called a Soldier Garden because we grow vegetables in it that the soldiers would have grown. Yeah, like from the government they would provide them with seeds. And then soldiers would have to grow those seeds in order to survive and get their food. I mean obviously they’d provide them with meat, but in order to get vegetables they’d have to grow them themselves. So these would be the things that the soldiers would grow. OK everybody get close. Its been fun.

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