Event Details

The Modern Victory Garden

In popular imagination, Victory Gardens are often associated with civilian efforts during World Wars I & II. With the waning interest in gardening in the years after WWII, did these gardens ever really go away? Discussion will place Victory Gardens in a larger social context, explore the roots of the return to gardening and challenges to such efforts and highlight the victories communities can claim in their efforts to achieve self-determination.

Discussion will be followed by flower arrangement demonstrations.

Moderator
Derek Thomas
Thomas Landscapes

Panel
Cindy Brown
Smithsonian Gardens

Violet King
The Farm at Kelly Miller

Harris Trobman
University of the District of Columbia (CAUSES)

Leonard Watson
DC UrbanGreens

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