Photo Source: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PSM_V52_D472_Children_working_in_the_george_putnam_school_garden.jpg It was the prevalence of successful school gardening and agricultural programs in Europe and Canada that encouraged the development of school gardens in America. Beginning with the Putnam School in Boston around 1890, school gardens across the country played an important role in the education and social development of countless American youth well… Continue reading Part 3: Beginnings of the School Garden Movement
History of Community Garden Movement in America
Part 1: Hohokam Irrigation Canals We will present in several blog postings an overview of the history of the community garden movement in America. For an introduction, we don’t need to look far to see evidence of some of the earliest and most advanced irrigated gardens in pre-Columbian America. The extensive irrigation canals that were… Continue reading History of Community Garden Movement in America
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The Community Gardeners of Maricopa County are excited to launch this website so we can more easily connect and serve Maricopa County! Check in with us frequently for updates about local gardening events, farmers markets, tastes and volunteer opportunities! The Journey Begins