Gardens will be a factor in overcoming the present food shortage. Recognizing the economic value of producing vegetables in home yeards and vacant lots, the board of administration has approved the appointement of local leaders as temporary assistants in the boys and girls' club work of the Kansas State Agricultural college. These leaders will work under the direction of the division of extension and in co-operation with county super-tendents, the schoolteachers and the farm bureaus. They will not only promote garden clubs among boys and girls, but will interest women who would find real pleasure in growing vegetables for table use and some of the old people likewise who cannot stand that heavier work of the farm, but who prefer to be active. The assistants will urge the canning of surplus products for home use.
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"Grow Vegetables in Home Yards and Vacant Lots" (1917). Newspaper Articles. Paper 94.