Grandmother's Dust Bowl Garden

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March 21, 2015, 2:00 PM CT

Presented by Sara Jane Richter

During the bleak days of the Dust Bowl, women used their green thumbs and gardening skills to extend their daily menus, earn money, and even beautify their dreary environs. Drawing from first-hand accounts, this talk explores the vegetables, flowers, and medicinal herbs these women cultivated within the harshest conditions during the Great Depression. By experimenting with and cultivating hardy breeds many women were able to augment their families' menu, larder, meals, and mood.

Belleville Public Library
1327 19th St
Belleville, KS 66935-2215
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Sponsored by: Belleville Public Library

For more information about this event, please contact:
Leah Krotz
(785) 527-5305