Gardening, History, School Gardens

Part 4: The School Garden Movement Blossoms

Early Model in New York City   In 1902, Frances (Fannie) Griscom Parsons, with support from the local parks and school departments, founded the DeWitt Clinton Farm School at the corner of Eleventh Avenue and Fifty-Third Street (in the “Hell’s Kitchen” neighborhood on Manhattan in New York City). The plot, situated on a former dumping… Continue reading Part 4: The School Garden Movement Blossoms

Hazen Pingree potato photo vintage community garden
Gardening, History

History of Community Garden Movement in America – Part 2: Pingree’s Potato Patches, Detroit

History of Community Garden Movement in America - Part 2: Pingree’s Potato Patches, Detroit Community gardens come in all stripes. We can reasonably assume that the gardens grown by Native Americans for thousands of years on this continent constituted the first form of community gardens on our continent (see Part 1, Hohokam Irrigation Canals). Likewise,… Continue reading History of Community Garden Movement in America – Part 2: Pingree’s Potato Patches, Detroit