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Back Yard Garden Demonstration in Union Square Park


Description:Source: 1916 Parks Department Annual Report. Food shortages during the First World War spurred an interest in raising vegetables at home. Starting in 1916, Union Square hosted a "model back yard garden" where Farm Garden Bureau representatives…more.

Back Yard Garden Demonstration in Union Square Park

Source: 1916 Parks Department Annual Report. Food shortages during the First World War spurred an interest in raising vegetables at home. Starting in 1916, Union Square hosted a "model back yard garden" where Farm Garden Bureau representatives answered questions from the public about the best way to grow vegetables and what crops to try.

Location: Union Square Park, Manhattan

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