Victory Garden at Peterson and Campbell, circa 1940s
The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society invites you to join us on the for a lecture titled "Chicago Victory Gardens:Yesterday and Tomorrow".
Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 7:00pm, Devon Bank, lower level meeting room, 6444 N. Western.
Listen as avid gardener and blogger LaManda Joy unearths the fascinating stories behind Chicago's World War II Victory Garden effort. LaManda will reveal how Chicago mobilized to deal with food rationing and
severely decreased resources while building morale and community pride to become the Victory Garden role model for the entire nation.
Outlining parallels between the Victory Gardeners of the 1940s and the booming garden movement of today, LaManda will also discuss her latest endeavor, The Peterson Garden Project, www.petersongarden.org
Admission to Lecture
$5.00 per adult, $1.00 per child under 12
RP/WRHS members: free
All proceeds benefit RP/WRHS and The Peterson Garden Project.